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Casagrande Laboratory, Rintala Eggertsson architects
location Alaska, Anchorage
function art, chapel, installation
contributed by Casagrande

Redrum is an architectonic installation in Anchorage, Alaska, by Finnish architects Casagrande & Rintala. The work was commissioned by Alaska Design Forum. Three Alaska Railroad oil tanks were cut into a total of 12 pieces and turned into a temple for oil. The structure is located opposite the Federal Building of Anchorage, at the crossing of C-Street and 7th Avenue. The interior is painted bright red in contrast to the rusty and brutal exterior. The floor is made of 3500 kg of oyster shells, the origin of all Alaskan oil. It has a fireplace as well. 'Redrum' is 'murder' backwards. The designers intended to comment on the connection of oil, war and the environment. Local media described the piece as "a slap in the face to Alaskans".

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C Street 625
United States
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This project is part of 3 guides Industrial by asdrubal0804
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Completion 2- 2003
Main designer, ArchitectCasagrande Laboratory
ArchitectRintala Eggertsson architects
Client Alaska Design Forum
Project ID 5807
Latitude/Longitude 61°12'57N 149°53'13W
Contributed by Casagrande
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