In Zurich, an installation designs the atmosphere with the fog

Per l’ultima edizione della Biennale di Design di Zurigo, Authos e Stella Spaziali trasformano lo spazio dell’orto botanico attraverso un’installazione di realtà aumentata fatta di nebbia artificiale ed effetti laser.

What if the weather planning was the new, last frontier with which design had to relate to make the environment we live in more livable or pleasant? The sphere of living has always taken on the interaction and mitigation of the effects of weather conditions. More recent innovations configure more extreme scenarios where artificial interventions into climate are becoming more and more incisive: an example is the programmed production of rainfall - with relative flooding - which occurred this summer in Dubai. The scenarios opened up by global warming, then, announce ever more pressing design urgencies that still remain in part to be focused on.

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On a different scale, the Zurich Design Biennial presented at the city's historic botanical garden an installation conceived as a system to turn fog into an unexpected landscape condition. The project, signed by Authos and Stella Spaziali, is called Pavillon Nebolosus. During the day, the space of fifty square meters is invested by soft clouds of steam that, through their constant movement, create a surreal scenario of intriguing mystery. At night, the space is invested with calibrated and minimal digital presences that react to the movements of the visitors with a choreography of straight and broken lines. Two scenarios, the daytime and nocturnal ones, that do not represent only a diversion from the usual climatic and environmental, but that offer themselves as an opportunity to enliven the contact and the relationship between man and nature.

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