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Colour & Materials
Published: 8 Jan 2013

Architects of Air: Luminaria Immersive Inflated Domes

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UK-based installation group Architects of Air construct large-scale, inflatable sculptures designed to engage visitors in immersive luminous colour. Manufactured from custom-made PVC, the Luminaria sculptures are made up of linked labyrinth tunnels and cavernous domes for the public to walk through, sit in and explore.

In a vivid palette of saturated colour, each sculpture uses only four colours of plastic in subtly graduating hues. The walls are less than one millimetre thick, allowing daylight to transform the ambient colour experience.

There are several Luminaria sculptures currently touring the world. The largest, Mirazozo, is now showing at Lille 3000’s Fantastic 2012 Festival in France until 13 January 2013.

Read more about mood-changing lighting effects and ambient colour in Ethereal Colourscapes. For more on the application of graduated colour intensity and transparency within packaging and graphics, read our Colour Diffusion report.

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