“EXHALE” by Rachely Rotem

“The “Exhale” environment by Rachely Rotem (BFA ID) Studio and Phu Hoang Office has been selected as the professional winner of the 2011 Core77 Design Awards in the “Interiors and Exhibitions” category.  The jury announcement was made in a live webcast from Tokyo. “Exhale” was created as the main public space for the 2010 Art Basel Miami Beach contemporary art fair. The environment housed nightly performance art curated by the NY public arts foundation, Creative Time. Core77 Design Award

The deployment of the “Exhale” environment’s concrete footings in the coastal waters of Florida has been completed. All of the materials used to build “Exhale” were donated or recycled. The concrete footings were donated and used to create a new artificial coral reef. This coral reef will become a marine habitat for sea life and scuba divers off the coast of Miami for many years to come (Latitude  25° 41. 808’ N  Longitude  80° 05. 275’ W). Stay tuned for future updates as the artificial reef begins to grow!