numen/for use inflates interactive net blow-up in yokohama
 
numen/for use inflates interactive net blow-up in yokohama
nov 08, 2013

numen/for use inflates interactive net blow-up in yokohama

numen/for use inflates interactive net blow-up in yokohama
all images courtesy of numen/for use

 

 

 

croatian-austrian design collective numen/for use is best known for their large scale interactive sculptures, often using everyday materials like tape in their build. their latest structure ‘net blow-up’ — most recently on display in october 2013 near the waterfront in yokohama, japan — is an inflatable, box-like space with buoyant black webs fitted tightly inside. the blown-up exterior skin creates an immersive interior cavity filled with a complex network of interwoven mesh material. visitors invited inside become temporary inhabitants of the playful balloon-like pavilion, completely encompassed in both net and bubble and able to bounce and boomerang off the ceiling, floor, and walls. the soft object deforms and mutates with every movement inside, making it a constantly evolving, kinetic expanse. at night, illumination from within almost becomes a projection screen, casting shadows of the shifting environment outside.

 

 

numen/for use inflates interactive net blow-up in yokohama
visitors to the inflatable space bounce off the meshed material

 

 

numen/for use inflates interactive net blow-up in yokohama
the immersive sculpture invites viewers inside

 

 

numen/for use inflates interactive net blow-up in yokohama
taught nets are fitted inside allowing the temporary inhabitants to bounce and spring off their surface

 

 

numen/for use inflates interactive net blow-up in yokohama
visitors lying and sitting inside the bubble-like space

 

 

numen/for use inflates interactive net blow-up in yokohama
a complex network of interwoven mesh material fills the space

 

 


net yokohama / october 2013
video courtesy of sven jonke

 

 

numen/for use inflates interactive net blow-up in yokohama
illumination inside almost becomes a projection screen to viewers outside

 

 

numen/for use inflates interactive net blow-up in yokohama
shadows cast from the interior are projected on to the exterior skin

 

 

numen/for use inflates interactive net blow-up in yokohama
the inflatable white bubble

 

 

numen/for use inflates interactive net blow-up in yokohama
net blow-up in yokohama, japan

 

 

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