Artist Statement

In a big and fast city like Atlanta, the City Dreamers spot is a serene and happy place to be to
view the city from another window. Being in the cube gives a feeling of isolation from the rest
and slows the perception of the city down to enjoy and appreciate what is there. Nobody has to
do much more. Just be there to view, to think, to sit and relax.

The picture window on a plain black plane limits the rest of the scene by focusing a frame of
view in one’s mind. This black plane is actually chalkboard where users can express themselves
about what they see, feel or want to share. It creates an interactive message board to share
experiences with strangers and friends.

The colorful pieces of plexiglass in rotation with the rest of the structure symbolizes a twist in
linear thinking. The combination of colors and rotation implies alternate modes of thought and
living as a possibility.

City Dreamers is an artistic place seeking to render a colorful view point for the city, a unique
piece of urban furniture, a shaded place to rest, a place to share an idea, a point of interest
along the Beltline, a place to go and an added reason to move along the Beltine.


Artist Bio

Tenay is working with Copper Carry as an architectural designer. She’s
from Istanbul, Turkey. She graduated from North Carolina State
University with Masters of Architecture degree. Prior to that, she obtained
her BS in Urban Planning from Istanbul Technical University and BS in
Architecture from Politecnico di Milano. Tenay has a great passion for
place making that the public can use and interact with.

Julian Quinn is a Principal at Pattern r+d, a leading high performance
building design and architecture firm. Prior to this he worked four years
in the Jacobs Engineering Atlanta office in the Advanced Planning
Group. He is a graduate from Southern Polytechnic State University with
Bachelor of Architecture. Julian believes that architecture and urban
design is the creation of an experience that can be understood on an
intuitive level and without meeting this fundamental criteria any argument
for design becomes meaningless.