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Screenhouse incorporates the rejas patterns into a modernized gazebo structure that allows for these decorative patters to permeate the space, while immersing the viewer. 
Constructed from approximately 400 charcoal-hued, 12-inch cast concrete blocks, the 10-foot high pavilion-like structure comes out of an ongoing series exploring symbolic transplants of iron grills and decorative concrete screen blocks found throughout the Caribbean and the American South. These decorative screens, known as rejas and quiebrasoles, are ubiquitous in Soto’s birthplace in Puerto Rico. In Screenhouse, Soto transforms the quiebrasol form from a planar screen that divides public from private into a nearly fully enclosed, free-standing structure that functions as both a sculptural object and a social gathering place.

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Plans for Screenhouse

Plans for Screenhouse

Detail of grid

Detail of grid 

Installation view of Screenhouse​

Installation view of Screenhouse​

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