Thursday, 10 June 2010

arquitectos del aire

This is where we will be this weekend.

Amococo is part of Out of The Box festival that has been running all this past week at Southbank, The State Library and Art Gallery in Brisbane. 

If you live near to Brisbane, then I suggest a visit to this place this coming long weekend. If you don't live nearby, head on over and watch the video.

I love the name Arquitectos del Aire :: Architects of Air

The luminaria are inflatable sculptures filled with natural light. Coloured plastics filter light in, creating a womb-like environment. Influenced by nature, geometry, light, cathedrals, the design....
 " takes Moorish architecture as its starting point and then, as Gaudí did in Barcelona a century or more ago, turns it into something highly organic and distinctly ambivalent. Not that Gaudí would have recognised it.  What Parkinson has done is treat the inflated object as an immersive art experience, in which light, sound and architectural form combine.”
Hugh Pearman, Sunday Times*

{anything that relates to Moorish, Gaudi and Barcelona must be something truly special}.

*quote from AOA site.


  1. Oh I wish I lived near there - looks amazing!

  2. We all went, it was worth the 50 minute queue and chaos of parents and children to get in. Enjoy!

  3. I can't believe I missed this! Wow. I was going to take my son out of school last week to come to 'out of the box' for the day. But the whole week and this weekend has been super busy. Bummer. Didn't even know this was there.

  4. wow! that is amazing. i want to go there now! thanks for sharing!


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