flux cocoon by allegory
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nov 24, 2012
flux cocoon by allegory

‘flux cocoon’ by allegory, lausanne, switzerland
image © laura rimayati
all images courtesy of allegory




installed in the heart of the city of lausanne, ‘flux cocoon’ by allegory is one of the winning projects of the the city’s first light festival,
lausanne lumières, which will inaugurate on 23 nov. entirely influenced by its location, the project is situated at the crossing between vertical
and horizontal circulatory movements, interpreted as the flux. the framework is an abstraction of the knot created by the crossing of each
pedestrian’s virtual trace at this precise point in the flon area.


considered the city’s major transportation hub, the flon is a result of lausanne’s topography. an urban plan was generated with different
ground floor levels; thus it was important to create a form visible from a 360° point of view. positioned in an extremely difficult context,
the flux cocoon is a temporary shelter which wraps a pedestrian bridge. the structure sets foot on the existing bridge structure and attaches
to the vertical elevator shaft building. the structure is primarily wood with metal cables. approximately 1100 meters of red led neon flex lights
illuminate at night. 



an illuminated knot is suspended around an elevated pedestrian path
image © laura rimayati



upward view of installation
image © laura rimayati



elevator and pedestrian pathway
image © laura rimayati



image © laura rimayati



image © fabien & francis pont



images © allegory



image © fabien & francis pont



image © allegory



image © allegory



conceptual diagram
image © allegor

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