immersive inflated domes   luminaria by architects of air immersive inflated domes   luminaria by architects of air
dec 03, 2012

immersive inflated domes luminaria by architects of air

‘mirazoza’ luminaria by architects of airimage © architects of air

 

 

british firm architects of air are showing one of their monumental walk-in pneumatic sculptures ‘mirazoz’ as part of of lille3000‘s fantastic 2012 festival in france until the 13th of january, 2013. the polychromatic inflated structure is inspired by the pure forms of geometry and nature, islamic architecture and modern architectural innovators such as buckminster fuller and frei otto – inviting visitors into an immersive experience of light, colour, sound and also performance.

 

the distinctly organic space is composed of specially engineered PVC plastic, tailored to create a weave of winding paths and meandering tunnels. the luminarium is made up of around 20 elements that are zipped together on site to occupy an area of approximately 1000 square metres, with the material – made up of only four colors – transmitting daylight through its surface to create a vibrantly luminous space. visitors are welcomed into a labyrinthine of chambers and yawning domes, encouraged to move through the vivid reflections of liquid colour spilling across the undulating walls, and into another universe.

 

 

 the polychromatic inflated structure is inspired by the pure forms of geometry and nature, islamic architecture and modern architectural innovators such as buckminster fuller and frei ottoimage © architects of air

 

 

the structures invite visitors into an immersive experience of light, colour, sound and also performanceimage © architects of air

 

 

the distinctly organic space is composed of specially engineered PVC plastic, tailored to create a weave of winding paths and meandering tunnelsimage © architects of air

 

 

the luminarium is made up of around 20 elements that are zipped together on site to occupy an area of approximately 1000 square metresimage © architects of air

 

 

the same space presents completely different colors and experiences – encouraging visitors to exploreimage © architects of air

 

 

visitors are welcomed into a labyrinthine of chambers and yawning domesimage © architects of air

 

 

image © architects of air

 

 

image © architects of air

 

 

the domes from the outsideimage © architects of air

 

 

image © architects of air

  • Very nipply.

    Don Droga says:
  • I would love to spend time in there

    Enter Text says:
  • buckminster fuller and frei otto ?

    how about their own countrymen like Archigram or Roger Dean, or early Coop Himmelblau or Antfarm? There was a lot of this sort of thing going on during the late 60s / early 70s

    dbkii says:
  • this ol’fart does now use the word, WOW very often
    here it is well deserved
    WOW
    ??? are there any videos available to be seen ???
    thank you

    Paedra says:
  • Brilliant. Love this space…it visited St Kilda a couple years ago and so did the crowds of people unfortunately. I took some great 3D photos in there. I want my own private inflatable, take anywhere, holiday house. No need for furniture, it’s all built in [yes, I’m selfish].

    heydc says:

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