A design that reacts to changing light during the day/night/season, across multiple panels, and multiple artists to reflect individual neighborhoods.
The Metro Crenshaw/Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)Transit Project (the K-Line) is an 8.5-mile light rail route that serves the Crenshaw District, Inglewood, and Westchester. The K-line, consisting of eight Metro stations, will provide a transfer to the planned new people mover train system to LAX.
Giroux Glass selected GlasPro to provide the fabricated glass required for brightly colored glass walls at the new Leimert Park Metro Station.
GlasPro worked closely with artist, Ingrid Calame, to bring to reality, “Talking Drums,” the art rubbings fabricated into the glass wall panels of the pavilion entryway. Our team helped Ms. Calame carefully select the perfect array of GlasPro Color Laminated Glass for art inspired by the local streetscape. She created rubbings of the physical environment – from furniture and instruments to architectural elements such as doorways and signs found in the neighborhood.
The textural abstractions appear in the subtly hued compositions in the laminated colored glass panels that were fabricated by GlasPro and installed by Giroux Glass. The sunlit illuminated panels cast the imagery on the station stairs and escalators throughout the day, while interior station lighting creates an evening lantern glow at night.