In 2011 the Tsinghua University in Beijing commissioned the EX STRATA #2 (6m) for their 100 year Anniversary.
EX STRATA #3 is currently in the project design phase with the NHL Hogeschool in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, which commissioned it in 7m and equipped with state of the art electronics and a new website. Official unveiling is scheduled for Summer 2013.
GENERAL DESIGN: EX is a wind-driven kinetic stainless steel sculpture in the form of an EXclamation Mark. The public can walk underneath the 60ft tall "EXclamation Mark" as it slowly tilts due to the wind on the upper part. A gyroscopic suspension system ensures that movement is possible in ALL horizontal directions, but only to a limited degree, as the main weight in the Exclamation Point always brings it back to its original position when the wind subsides! Click on the images to learn more about each EX design.
May 5, 2005 Ralfonso is selected as the Winner of the 1st Prize and the USD 425,000 Commission in the International Sculpture Competition for the luxury condominium Opera Place Development www.operaplacewpb.com in W. Palm Beach, Florida. So far this project has not been built.
The successful kinetic sculpture submission is called Opera.
General Design: A light sculpture which changes colors and patterns according to people's choices by cell phone and internet from all around the world. They will see the actual changes they have requested via a hi res web-camera, so the sculpture can be viewed at all times from anywhere in the world. The sculpture also changes according to sensor input which can be customized such as weather, time of the day, stock market, etc.