norwegian designers sculpt kinetic installation for lundin norway
 
norwegian designers sculpt kinetic installation for lundin norway norwegian designers sculpt kinetic installation for lundin norway
oct 12, 2014

norwegian designers sculpt kinetic installation for lundin norway

norwegian designers sculpt kinetic installation for lundin norway
all images courtesy of ctrl+n

 

 

collaboration is key in the work of ctrl+n and ‘breaking the surface’ is a project that offered them a partnership like no other. alongside scandinavian design group, kontur, abida, and intek, they started the process by exploring several concepts. soon, these were narrowed down to two equally strong ideas which would both celebrate the ideas and aspirations of the client, lundin norway.

 


video courtesy of ctrl+n

 

 

 

‘my approach to design is ironically both strong and soft, with this pavilion I have expressed a strong and informative form but simultaneously created a soft and comfortable series of spaces for people to experience,’ said project architect johnathon little of ctrl+n. ‘the strong, angular expression of the pavilion encompasses inviting spaces with soft walls and warm tones of floor and furnishings.’

 


video courtesy of ctrl+N

 

 

 

from the outset, the ambition was to give the installation the right setting. the surroundings should be non-confrontational, but also have a life of their own. it was pertinent to offer both an informative experience to the visitor and create the right setting to accomplish lundin’s objectives.

ctrl n scandinavian design group abida intek breaking the surface lundin interactive installation
visitors standing below the surface

ctrl n scandinavian design group abida intek breaking the surface lundin interactive installation
underside of the installation

 

 

 

following their vision, the collective has allowed the public full access to all spaces while negotiating a zone for business. to accomplish they have used three levels. the first platform acts as a meeting and mingling area where the audience catches a glimpse of the ‘main event.’ on the second, the installation is experienced from within, where its suspended tubes move and shine as a tribute to the company. this effect is enclosed with the atmosphere of an exhibition room. white walls with a blurred and diffused structure dimly revealed from behind will encase the warm glowing object.

ctrl n scandinavian design group abida intek breaking the surface lundin interactive installation
overview of the stand on site at ONS 2014

ctrl n scandinavian design group abida intek breaking the surface lundin interactive installation
closeup of the acrylic pipes

 

 

 

the upper level will offer a different expression and aesthetic. here, innovation and engineering are celebrated, exposing the processes and makings of the work. the visitor can walk around the perimeter rather than through it, sit beneath its canopy, and reflect in peace.

ctrl n scandinavian design group abida intek breaking the surface lundin interactive installation
view of the upper level

ctrl n scandinavian design group abida intek breaking the surface lundin interactive installation
related press documents

ctrl n scandinavian design group abida intek breaking the surface lundin interactive installation
3D mapping and programming of motors, sensors and pipes

ctrl n scandinavian design group abida intek breaking the surface lundin interactive installation
programming virtual space and integrating with kinect systems and sensor floor technologies

ctrl n scandinavian design group abida intek breaking the surface lundin interactive installation
Fabrication of steel works for Kinetic installation.

ctrl n scandinavian design group abida intek breaking the surface lundin interactive installation
architect on site following up on design and structure

 

 

project info:

 

project leader: scandinavian design group
interior architect: ctrl+n
architect: kontur
robotic and programming engineer: abida
installation and fabrication engineer: intek
client: lundin norway

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

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