immersive mist pavilion invites people to wander in a boundless experience

immersive mist pavilion invites people to wander in a boundless experience

an intangible, ethereal structure redefines the space

 

authos.ch in collaboration with the designer stella speziali present an immersive spatial intervention at the zurich design biennale 2021. the interactive installation dubbed nebolosus, invites visitors to wander in a boundless experience. the designers combined mist and augmented reality to form this intangible, ephemeral pavilion that redefines the space.

immersive mist pavilion invites people to a losing-boundary-experience
the gardener walks in the pavilion made of mist

all images courtesy of authos.ch

 

 

the augmented reality transforms the notion of space

 

located in the old botanical garden in the center of zurich, its haze floats gently above more than 50 square meters of lush vegetation. authos.ch and stella speziali sough to generate a form that is entirely dependent on the time and weather conditions of the present moment, offering a unique experience to each visitor. during the day, soft clouds of vapor are in constant motion, while in the late hours, the space is transformed into a digital phenomenon.

 

the ethereal structure reminds people of the impossibility of taking control over the climate as well as its fragile equilibrium. apart from this function, the unpredictability of nebolosus makes for a singular augmented-reality experience. when dark, a projection mapping enhances the untouchable essence, while a matrix of dazzling lines and angles reacts to visitors’ movements.

 

immersive mist pavilion invites people to a losing-boundary-experience
light reveals the boundaries of the mist pavilion

immersive mist pavilion invites people to a losing-boundary-experience
amazing beams of light shape the space of the pavilion

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children are amazed by the changing shape of nebolosus

nebolosus mist pavilion invites people to a losing-boundary-experience
‘no visitor will have the same experience of the mist pavilion’

immersive mist pavilion invites people to wander in a boundless experience
one can experience the thickness of the space

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visitors loose the ability to perceive boundaries

immersive mist pavilion invites people to wander in a boundless experience
designing the pavilion, authos.ch placed it so that the morning sun could shape it

immersive mist pavilion invites people to wander in a boundless experience

a path leads you into the dazzling mist

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the augmented reality of the pavilion surprisingly changes the notion of space
the augmented reality of the pavilion surprisingly changes the notion of space
visitors cheerfully play with the augmented reality
visitors cheerfully play with the augmented reality
the augmented reality transform the pavilion at night
the augmented reality transform the pavilion at night

project info:

 

name: nebolosus – augmented reality mist pavilion
designer: authos.ch in collaboration with stella speziali

location: old botanical garden in the center of zurich, switzerland

 

 

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edited by: christina petridou | designboom

 

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