Itinerant Pods, an installation by North Design Office — the firm of Daniels Faculty Professors Pete North and Alissa North — is now on display in the heart of Montreal’s historic district. The free installation runs from July 3 to October 13 on Place De La Dauversière between the Château Ramezay and Place Jacques-Cartier, across from Montréal’s City Hall.
The spherical forms of brushed aluminium tubes, evoking a herd of futurists beasts gathering in pasture, are part of the 6th edition of Métis-sur-Montréal, presented by the Château Ramezay – Museum and Historic Site of Montreal and Reford Gardens.
The gentle presence of the spherical forms encourage passers-by to pause and appreciate the green oasis around them. Over the seasons, the installation’s connection to surrounding elements intensifies through a play of shadows, textures, and reflections, providing an ideal place for conversation, a meditative stroll, a picnic with friends, or a festive celebration.
Founded by Pete and Alissa North, North Design Office is a Toronto-based landscape architecture, urbanism, and design firm that has garnered several prizes across Canada and the United States.
Itinerant pods started as a project in Clevland Ohio in 2007, where it stood on display for 3 years. Since then it has also been installed in the lupine filed of Redford Gardens located at the beginning of the Gaspé Peninsula (pictured above).
For more information, download the press release (PDF) from Château Ramezay.