OVO installation by odeaubois + ACT lighting design OVO installation by odeaubois + ACT lighting design
aug 21, 2012

OVO installation by odeaubois + ACT lighting design

‘OVO’ by odeaubois + ACT lighting design, beijing, china image © 2012 ACT lighting design + odeaubois, photo by marcos vinals bassols

belgian studio odeaubois collaborated with belgium-based ACT lighting design to produce ‘OVO’, a multi-sensory installation at switch on beijing, in china. visitors walk through a reflecting pool to approach the pavilion’s two portals, engaging with light and acoustical animations as well as a misting of water. taking on the symbolic form of an egg, the complex wooden exterior is representative of the origin of creation.

the structure rests upon a 12 meter by 8 meter platform which contains a 200 cubic meter pool. standing at 7-meters tall, the framing features a lamellar lattice secured with semicircular lozenges to distribute the tensile forces and allow the use of a poplar wood, a lighter material. scenographer marcos vinals was introduced into the project to generate a dynamic setting which culminates with an open ceiling plane to view the sky.

image © 2012 ACT lighting design + odeaubois, photo by marcos vinals bassols

image © 2012 ACT lighting design + odeaubois, photo by marcos vinals bassols

the 7-meter tall structure is placed upon a platform reflecting pool image © 2012 ACT lighting design + odeaubois, photo by marcos vinals bassols

light, sound and a misting of water envelopes visitors image © 2012 ACT lighting design + odeaubois, photo by marcos vinals bassols

colors continuously evolve in a choreographed sequence image © 2012 ACT lighting design + odeaubois, photo by marcos vinals bassols

(left) pavilion at switch on beijing (right) structure and lighting reflect within the water images © 2012 ACT lighting design + odeaubois, photo by marcos vinals bassols

lights are placed within the lattice structure image © 2012 ACT lighting design + odeaubois, photo by marcos vinals bassols

image © 2012 ACT lighting design + odeaubois, photo by marcos vinals bassols

  • Superb, very nice and clean work. Very soft light, gives good feeling and peace of mind.

    Nicky says:
  • thank you

    Paedra says:
  • were the leds self powered and contolled wirelessly? where are the cables?

    dataone says:
  • The leds are controlled with a dedicated controller.
    All cables go through the structure, to the underside where the controllers are.
    Hope this answers your question.

    Lite Artist says:

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