Monday, April 6, 2009



"Ball-Nogues Studio is an integrated design and fabrication practice that creates experimental built environments to enhance and celebrate the potential for social interaction through sensation, spectacle and physical engagement.  To achieve these results, we work with unusual materials, develop new digital tools, and apply architectural techniques in unorthodox ways.  We share enthusiasm for the fabrication process as it relates to the built object both physically and poetically by letting the properties, limitations, and economic scenarios associated with a material guide a structure's ultimate form"

The installation pictured here is called 'Unseen Current', which was displayed at the Extension Gallery in Chicago.  The piece is a "navigable billow of fog" made of 3000 hanging strings totaling 10 miles long and woven between the gallery walls in precise arrangements; "Like a pointillist painting in space inspired by the smoggy sky of Los Angeles, the color of the installation gradates from a rich orange to sky blue"

The combined backgrounds of Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues includes film, product design, theatre and architecture; both worked for Frank Gehry.  The studio has won countless awards, including the 2006 Best of Category distinction for Environments by ID Magazine.

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