As part of the Interni Legacy event that is currently running in Milan in conjuction with Milan Design Festivial, the Architect's Eye has been installed within the Cortile d'Onore of the Ca' Grand.
The sculpture by Sergei Tschoban and Sergey Kuznetsov, partners of the architecture studio SPEECH Tchoba Kuznetsov in Moscow, is a stainless steel sphere ball which is completely smooth and reflecting. Within the ball there is a large LED system that creates the image of a huge human iris and pupil that rotates to 'look' at visitors or surroundings. The pupil also dilates and contracts, and the eye has the ability to change colours.
Also within the 'eye' are images of abandoned Russian architecture as the piece looks to enforce the need to conserve history and cultural legacy.
The vibrant colours of the iris look beautiful in the imagery and it interesting how the work turns sculpture into an installation piece.