Ball-Nogues Studio
Emerging Voices 2011
Recorded: March 30, 2011

Ball‐Nogues Studio is an integrated design and fabrication practice founded by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues. The design of each project’s production is essential for the Los Angeles-based studio: “We devise proprietary systems of construction, create new fabrication devices, develop custom digital tools, and invent materials, all with the aim of expanding the potential of the physically constructed world… Although our projects are experimental with respect to production, they are not simply prototypes; each directly addresses human occupation by enhancing and celebrating social interaction through sensation, spectacle, and physical engagement.” The firm’s projects include “Table Cloth,” a temporary installation at Schoenberg Hall at UCLA; “Gravity’s Loom,” at the Indianapolis Museum of Art; “Liquid Sky,” their winning installation for the MoMA/PS1 Young Architects Program; and “Cradle,” a commission by the city of Santa Monica, CA. The firm is the recipient of Los Angeles AIA Design Honor and Merit Awards and Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year Award. In this excerpt from the lecture, Benjamin Ball discusses "Feathered Edge," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA and "Cradle," Santa Monica, CA.

Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues each received their Bachelors of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. They both recently taught the graduate seminar, “Paperword — Studies in Pulp,” at the University of Southern California.


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