installation view of ‘echoes converge’ by ball nogues studio
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ball nogues studio’s installation ‘echoes converge’, was centered around temporary structures and environments as an opportunity to explore and construct effects which are normally permitted by architectural encounters. working outside traditional architectural constraints, they installed a canopy of colored catenary strings, exploring how new materials and fabrication process can perform. committed to the building process from concept through to fabrication, ball-nogues studio looks to make less of a distinction between the two. their experimental structures are their way of reintroducing materiality and use back into design discourse.

venice architecture biennale 08: ball nogues studio an abstract canopy of colored catenary strings hang down from the ceiling in ‘U’ formations image © designboom

venice architecture biennale 08: ball nogues studio a system of letters and numbers are mapped out on the ceiling to indicate exact placement of the strings image © designboom

venice architecture biennale 08: ball nogues studio image © designboom

venice architecture biennale 08: ball nogues studio the strings cast linear shadows onto the wall image © designboom

venice architecture biennale 08: ball nogues studio image © designboom

venice architecture biennale 08: ball nogues studio machine which has some control over the movement of the strings image © designboom

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ball-nogues studio: http://www.ball-nogues.com
venice architecture biennale: http://www.labiennale.org