Up and Down
Up and Down consists of a coliseum-like building that buttresses a leaning tower. This tower commemorates all of Arlington’s razed buildings and was inspired by Arlington’s original courthouse which was demolished in 1977. Caldwell also looked to Washington, DC’s historic façades that are sometimes salvaged and propped up like vulnerable skins in front of new construction.
Caldwell usually works in glass, but created Up and Down out of concrete because of its association with urban construction. As with glass, concrete is a liquid which can be manipulated as it solidifies, making it a similarly malleable material.
Funded by Silverwood Homes, Inc.