No.8@Arup competition won by Associated VEIV candidate
Moritz Behrens, an Associated VEIV PhD student, has won the third annual No.8@Arup competition with his "Sentiment Cocoon" installation. The competition was created to showcase the creativity of talented designers and architectural practices in Arup's London office. Responding to this year's theme "Designing for People", Behrens, along with lighting designer Konstantinos Mavromichalis, designed a 20m high interactive structure which displays people's emotions using patterns of light. Participants share their sentiments via dashboards using individual swipe cards, which are then encoded into colours and patterns and digitally projected using LEDs that run up the spine of the Cocoon. The result is a colourful visual display of the collective feelings within the surrounding offices on any given day.
Exploring new directions in fabrication, the sculpture was constructed on site, by a robot, over the course of a week, and will remain in the atrium at No. 8 Fitzroy Street, London until the end of August.
You can read more about the design and to see a time-lapse of the installation being built here.
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1851 Industry Fellows
A fifth VEIV student has been awarded the prestigious Industry Fellowship from the Royal Commission for the Exhibtion of 1851. Julian Hodgson, who is sponsored by Passion Pictures, commences his three-year Fellowship this September. Click to see videos of our other current 1851 Fellows are James Martin (2012-2015), Tim Scully, Sarat Babu (2011-2014) and Jessica Wardlaw (2010-2013).
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