This studio project was located in on a small sliver of land that runs right between the Minnesota River and Black Dog Lake. The trailhead to an important greenway for bikers and pedestrians is located on this site, but frequent flooding often inhibits the use of the trail. With inspiration from the work of artist Olafur Eliasson, this project explores the qualities of refraction on multiple scales at the site. The overall design of the trails mimics the refracted rays that emerge from the same focal point of the trail head. Each trail lends its hand to a unique experience by designing with three different species of trees. Check out trail #3, The Lakeside Room, to see the use of refraction art that can only be seen during times of flooding. 
More exploratory modeling of refraction 

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