1. The Krewella Volcano

    V Squared Labs in collaboration with Stefano Novelli has created "The Volcano", a custom crystalline stage production for Krewella's upcoming "GET WET LIVE" tour. From pencil sketches and creative reference to architectural reality, bringing this project to life was an exciting and invigorating process.

    "The Volcano" is a 30ft x 18ft superstructure incorporating reflection-mapped faceted crystals. The crystals are built out of a combination of one-way and two-way mirrored acrylic and were specifically designed to create contained infinite reflections. Each crystal is equipped with LED video access and/or interior LED tape, creating complex volumetric reflection effects which visually morph the structure from within.

    A central arc of faceted crystal clusters make up the base of the structure, grounding it to the stage like the base of a rocky volcano. LED panels peek out of this area like lava from within. At the apex of the structure are the performers, central to the entire design. Behind them an LED screen displays visuals and custom content while the corner crystalline pieces flanking them act as explosive fragments from the mountainous volcano of crystals below. Stage lighting is dispersed throughout to reinforce the form and composition, completing the dynamic design.

    The entire stage is modular, designed to accommodate different configurations depending on venue size and capabilities.


    Client: Krewella (Jahan Yousaf, Yasmine Yousaf and Kris "Rain Man" Trindl)

    Krewella Management: Nathan Lim and Jake Udell (Th3rd Brain Management)

    Krewella Production Management: Chris Villanueva

    Krewella Tour Management: David Carlson

    Director: Vello Virkhaus

    Producers: Andi Perez and Chris Kraft

    Production Design: Amanda Hamilton

    System Programming: Peter Sistrom, Grady Sain, Max Chang, Keith Lostracco and Evan Pierre.

    Animation: Tom Williams, Jesse Nikette, Carlo Sa, Mike Burakoff & Emile Van de Coevering.

    Lighting Programmer: Aron Altmark

    VJ: Max Chang

    Case Study Editor and Documentation: Mathew Smith the Smitty

    Lighting: LMG

    LMG Account Representative: Jimmy Russo

    LMG Touring LD: Pete Smith

    LMG LED Tech: Tim Holland

    Technical Engineer / Lead Fabricator: Stefano Novelli

    Fabrication Team: David Paris, Jacques Levy, Steven Lock, Thom Burns, Christopher Reed Powell, Scott Bella, Brady Spindel, Dana Wald

    Fabrication Coordinator: Karoline Mikkelsen

    LED Team: Illuminode (Hruby McHugh), Evan Nie

    CAD: Amanda Hamilton

    CAD Assist: Brian Lawler

    Tour Crew: Tim Hauser, Elgin Hakala

    ©2013 Produced by V Squared Labs Inc.

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  2. An architectural installation in Paris / FR / 2010.
    For the Nuit Blanche 2010 festival, 1024 Architecture designed a 20 tons scaffolding structure built on top of the Saint Louis Bridge, downtown Paris.
    The show consisted of a 12 minutes looping audio reactive visual set.

    More info + photos on 1024architecture.net
    or our blog 1024d.wordpress.com

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  3. This project sets out to generate and evolve different structural topologies within an environment in which physical laws are simulated, allowing for structural performance to be measured.
    Two distinct sets of structures have been studied:

    - Predefined topologies: Structures defined by pre-set topologies, using the physical simulation engine to reach the equilibrium state defining the final form of the structure.
    - Evolutionary Topologies: A genetic algorithm defines the parameters of a constrained spring system that generates populations of structures evolving towards an optimised solution.

    The implemented architecture of nodes and links with embedded metadata containing the physical properties of the elements permitted the measurement of the total weight of the structures, maximum deflections, horizontal displacements and number of elements. These data were later used to determine the fitness of the individuals in the population.

    More information here:

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  4. Camera: Manuel Muccio
    Edit: Luca Tartaglia

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  5. JL DESIGN以裝置藝術的概念為HBO ASIA打造一系列全新的形象識別, 重新界定HBO ASIA所帶來的影響與能量 。從各個角度透視玻璃管內川流不息的彩色液體,多層次且變化的動態表現,就如同HBO多樣且豐富的節目內容。
    JL DESIGN has created a series of idents for HBO ASIA. The concept was to showcase the HBO logo like an installation art. The glass structure seen from different angles reveal the beauty of the glass tubes and the free flowing substances within; the fluid symbolizes the variety of content that is the essence of HBO.


    Creative Director: Johnason Lo
    Executive Producer: Angela Moo
    Project Manager: Angela Moo
    Art Director: Lance Wei
    Designer: Hsiang Ju Hung, Utsuo Chen
    VFX / Design Company : KORB
    Concept Development: JL DESIGN & KORB
    Producer: Lina Paskeviciute
    Animation Director: Rimantas Lukavicius
    Technical Director: Giedrius Paulauskas

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