Hyatt Desert Garden
The design idea reflected in the selected concept was derived from the patterns found in the ecologies of the desert. The skeleton of the ocotillo was used as an inspiration to create playful patterns that would enliven the space and engage users with the garden.
Wind direction & distribution indicator depicting seasonal wind patterns (direction, speed, duration) as experienced in the Sonoran Desert became the main source of inspiration for the design of the wall sculpture. Predominant winds in the Sonoran Desert travel from East to West, with seasonal summer variations resulting from low pressure occurrences. Such natural atmospheric events cause shifts from the normal dry winds to more humid conditions derived from the Southwest; bringing moisture to the desert known as the monsoon. The subtle movements and shifts in the art piece are reminiscent of the desert summer monsoon which adds interest and a bold and playful expression to the Desert Garden.