update studio spirals smoke installation along a staircase in beijing update studio spirals smoke installation along a staircase in beijing
nov 16, 2015

update studio spirals smoke installation along a staircase in beijing

update studio spirals smoke installation along a staircase in beijing
all images courtesy of update studio

 

 

 

presented during beijing design week 2015, ‘smoke’ is a spatial installation created by update studio. the piece uses irregular white curved surfaces as the main body, giving it the sensation of white smoke spiraling up the staircase where it was situated. inside the structure, white LED lights were placed, not only illuminating the artwork from its interior, but also deliver connotations that it is a lighting object. 

update studio smoke
the piece used irregular white curved surfaces as the main body

 

 

by placing ‘smoke’ in the hole of a spiral staircase, visitors enjoyed the installation from different perspectives, while travel along it. when they arrived at the top of the staircase and looked down, they were presented with the vision of ‘smoke’ overlapped onto itself, filling the space with a strong white aesthetic. 

update studio smoke
white LED lights illuminate the artwork from its interior

update studio smoke
the installation gives the sensation of white smoke spiraling up the staircase

update studio smoke
by placing ‘smoke’ in the hole of a spiral staircase, visitors can enjoy the installation from different perspectives

update studio smoke
from the top of the staircase the visitors will find the ‘smoke’ overlapping 

 

 

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.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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