venice architecture biennale 08: ball nogues studio
sep 30, 2008
venice architecture biennale 08: ball nogues studio


installation view of ‘echoes converge’ by ball nogues studio
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ball nogues studio’s installation ‘echoes converge’, was centered around temporary structures
and environments as an opportunity to explore and construct effects which are normally permitted by
architectural encounters. working outside traditional architectural constraints, they installed a canopy
of colored catenary strings, exploring how new materials and fabrication process can perform.
committed to the building process from concept through to fabrication, ball-nogues studio looks
to make less of a distinction between the two. their experimental structures are their way
of reintroducing materiality and use back into design discourse.


an abstract canopy of colored catenary strings hang down from the ceiling in ‘U’ formations
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a system of letters and numbers are mapped out on the ceiling to indicate exact placement of the strings
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the strings cast linear shadows onto the wall
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machine which has some control over the movement of the strings
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ball-nogues studio: http://www.ball-nogues.com
venice architecture biennale: http://www.labiennale.org

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