Ar Frout Reef

By Philip Beesley, Matt Gorbet and Rob Gorbet

Living Architecture Systems Group

Ar Frout Reef is a cascading sculpture environment installed in a renovated 16th century chateau located on the coast of Brittany, France. A canopy made from two billowing, curving wing forms reaches over the main hall of the chateau. The work is also accessible from a second-floor balcony. The canopy’s intricate skeletal fabric is created from many hundreds of expanded stainless steel and transparent polymer skeletons that create a lace-like fabric. Interwoven within this fabric are networks of light chains and clusters of liquid-filled glass flasks. Clouds of expressive light move gently through the light chains.