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IwamotoScott Art Installations: Large Scale Design Inspiration

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 28, 2012 01:02 AM
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by Cori Magee last modified Jul 26, 2012

Voussoir Cloud After writing my post on Tuesday,  Modern Chandelier Meets Art Installation , I decided to post about actual art installations because well, it's fun and they're an amazing source of design inspiration. So, prepare to be inspired.... Since large-scale installations are very architectural, it makes perfect sense that the ones I'm featuring today are done by IwamotoScott Architects . Their range of projects include residential, commercial, institutional, competitions.... and art. Voussoir Cloud The Voussoir Cloud was designed for the Southern California Institue of Architecture gallery in Los Angeles. It consists of fourteen segmented pieces made out of paper thin petals shapes "designed to explore the structural paradigm of pure compression". The project was inspired by such icons as Frei Otto and Antonio Gaudi who also studied efficient form. Each new form of design inspiration is developed out of another and that is inspiring. UVA ISAR Exibit IwamotoScott was selected to be an exhibitor for the Michael Owen Jones Lecture and Exhibition at University of Virginia's School of Architecture. The UVA ISAR Exhibit was made of graduated pleated paper with two different projects printed on alternating sides of the pleats to form this fascinating art installation. The effect is giant postcard that flickers between the two images upon movement. The pleats allowed for efficient shipping as it was flat-packed all the way to Virginia from California. UVA ISAR Exibit (above) In-Out Curtain Ulike the first two installations, the In-Out Curtain is actually a prototype for an operable screen that combines modular origami and digital production with light. It's sort of a hybrid drape/venetian blind/screen. The curtain uses simple material resistance to generate its 2-dimensional movement quality. It's never in a permanent state, either in shape, or when against a window. Although these are certainly not weekend DIY projects and also not something you would put in your home, the use of materials, form, and function are inspiring at so many levels. They serve as inspiration for designing our home and selecting modern furniture or lighting . Images: IwamotoScott Architects




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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