London-based studio Loop.pH mix science, technology and art to craft magical, temporary spaces for the public. Their latest creation, OSMO, is a gigantic dome that recreates the cosmos on a miniature scale. Designed a recent light festival in London, the infinite mirrored space invites visitors to step inside, relax and gaze at the 'stars' while listening to an ambient soundscape that completed the cosmic experience.
OSMO was designed for the latest edition of Light Night Canning Town, a free festival of light, community and energy held in the streets of London. The site-specific space was raised right underneath the A13 flyover and measured 30-foot wide. The idea was to re-create an infinite cosmos corresponding with the festival’s theme “The Fire and The Stars”.
The inflatable structure could recreate stars by using laser beams bounced in-between layers of film. This magical effect allowed visitors to stare at the inner-mirrored walls and gaze at the ‘stars’ while immersed in a fascinating glittering landscape. According to Loop.pH, OSMO is “the most cosmologically transporting experience this bit of A-road has ever seen.”
Via Ur Design Mag
Photos by Loop.pH