loop.ph constructs the cosmos within inflatable infinity space
loop.ph constructs the cosmos within inflatable infinity space loop.ph constructs the cosmos within inflatable infinity space
jan 27, 2015
loop.ph constructs the cosmos within inflatable infinity space


loop.ph constructs the cosmos within inflatable infinity space
all images courtesy of loop.ph

 

 

 

for many inhabitants of big cities like new york and london, a night spent under a sky full of stars is an unlikely event, if not impossible. skyscraping buildings and inevitable air pollution limits the possibility of even getting a glimpse of the awe-inspiring universe above.

 

london-based art and design studio loop.ph aim to synthesize design, architecture and technology to craft spaces and living matter into magical experiences. for the light night canning town 2014 — curated by the brick box — the team have brought these otherwise unseen sights to the city, realizing ‘osmo’, a monumental silver sphere with a projected universe held within its interior. inflated and placed underneath london’s high-traffic A13 flyover, the infinite mirrored space allows visitors to relax ‘under the stars’ and gaze at a physical re-creation of the night sky. using laser beams bounced between layers of film, the experiential expanse envelops viewers in it reach, completed by an ambient soundscape orchestrates that throughout the space.

 

 


osmo, a beginners guide to constructing the cosmos
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loop.ph osmo: constructs the cosmos within inflatable infinity space
design, architecture and technology unite to create a magical experience for visitors

loop.ph osmo: constructs the cosmos within inflatable infinity space
the multidisciplinary studio have brought a starry night sky into the city

loop.ph osmo: constructs the cosmos within inflatable infinity space
a monumental silver sphere contains a projected universe within its interior

loop.ph osmo: constructs the cosmos within inflatable infinity space
visitors enter through a zipped fabric door

loop.ph osmo: constructs the cosmos within inflatable infinity space
entering within the immersive and experiential space

loop.ph constructs the cosmos within inflatable infinity space

loop.ph constructs the cosmos within inflatable infinity space
the night sky is brought inside the inflated expanse

loop.ph constructs the cosmos within inflatable infinity space
visitors are meant to relax ‘under the stars’ and gaze at a physical re-creation of the night sky

loop.ph constructs the cosmos within inflatable infinity space
using laser beams bounced between layers of film, the experiential expanse envelops viewers in it reach

loop.ph constructs the cosmos within inflatable infinity space
‘osmo’ is inflated and placed underneath london’s high-traffic A13 flyover

 

project credits:

 

commissioned by: the brick box
art direction & concept design: rachel wingfield
creative technical direction: mathias gmachl
production manager: federica tedeschi
production design & fabrication team: will cook, dario fiorin, james fox, oli manning, dalma kadochsa, lucy kent, bunnie liu, trang phan, ursula rae, karla torio rivera, alejandro romero

 

[h/t] the creators project

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