Tag Archives: Architecture

Building Craft

I suppose this blog has been started as an experiment really, to see explore architecture and textiles interrelate. Sure there are obvious overlaps – I’m thinking curtains, and soft furnishes – but After a few days in we’re already finding some inspiring things that are already getting us think about how conventional ideas about textiles can be scaled up, and how what normally think about buildings can be scaled down. We hope to be involved in a lot of pioneering things in 2012 with regards to design and research, and we look forward to talking about them along with the treasures we find on-line along the way. Thanks for visiting we look forward to sharing with you – Architextile

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Ball – Nogues

Exciting work from an outfit in LA producing spectacular installations, their work incorporates innovative uses of materials. The intricacy of their work blurs the distinction between architecture and art, to create beautiful and sensual spaces.

What I find particularly interesting about the images shown is the demonstration of such light elements to transform the feeling of a space. The interplay between the elegance of the threads and the banality of the rooms creates a sense of activity that is brought to life by the image of  millions of multi-coloured three-dimensional pathways traced throughout the air.

To read about more of their work go to – http://www.ball-nogues.com/

Feathered Edge

feathered edge: an installation by ball-nogues studio
MOCA pacific design center, los angeles
july 26 – november 15, 2009

echoes converge

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.

images courtesy of  –http://www.taskisdesign.com/blog/2010/08/ball-nogues-studio/


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