Warm Embrace welcomes visitors with a cozy destination away from the winter chills while bathing its tenants in colorful LED lights and reflections. Inspired by the architecture of the American Indian Tipi, Warm Embrace establishes a place for gathering, gazing, and camaraderie. Warm Embrace is prepared to follow in the footsteps of its nomadic predecessors: forging ahead to welcome future nocturnal visitors.
Garth Britzman, originally from the Great Plains of South Dakota, is a theme park designer and fabricator of immersive environments. He seeks novel uses for ordinary materials, upcycling them into aggregated objects that encourage discourse on sustainability, lifestyle, and fashion. Collaborator Kelsey Loontjer is a Portland local well-versed in the challenges and nuance of large scale art installation. Their collaboration brings together the proper tools for illuminated architectural excellence.