Wednesday, December 23, 2009

team NOM @ Architecture Week 2009

Team NOM, Howie Kang, Ash Low, Frances Lowe and Mel Pau are second year students from the University of Auckland Architecture School.  They approached Modus during the last university semester to see if we could help them with some RGB LED lighting for a rather unique project.....

The team were working on creating inflatable architecture that depended on people working together.  The finished construction was to be exhibited at Architecture Week 2009 as a part of the TRANS-FoRM-ers event.

The entire structure and interior that team NOM created was brilliant white, and they wanted to illuminate it with colour. Modus suggested an RGB Phillips Color Kinetics System, with a simple colour dial control to give them easy to control options and a range of saturated colours with which they could create some great effects onto the fabric of their structure.

TRANS-FoRM-ers is about constructing “mobile architecture” that examines the relationship between exterior and interior space through trans formative actions. This year there were over 100 entries from Auckland University, AUT and UNITEC from students in years 2 and 3.

We'd like to offer our congratulations to TeamNOM achieving such a fantastic result -  their interative work won 2nd place in the Public Choice Award as voted by the visitors to the TRANS-FoRM-ers exhibition AND were also awarded First Place by the judges,  making them the overall winners of the competition.

Pop over to their NOM inflate blog to find out more about the concepts behind the structure itself, and how they created it..........

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