usa - france
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red box
american academy in rome -2002 - selected
as a recipient of the rome prize fellowship in landscape architecture (faar‚02), andy cao spent a year at the american academy in rome, where, with design partner xavier perrot, they created the red box installation inspired by the art, history and sensuality of rome. cao and perrot transformed their studio and the familiar entry courtyard of the american academy. materials included a 20-panel suspended glass wall made from fused recycled medicine bottles; a grass wall; 9 tons of recycled glass pebbles; coiled incense from viet-nam; and collaborations with music composer derek bermel, a roman masseuse, and a performance artist.