balls!

Client:  Arup London
Location:  London
Status: Completed 2014
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Balls! was a competition winning intervention set in Arup's head office exploring the changing relationship of control between buildings and their inhabitants. Balls! was an array of 42 suspended glowing spheres, each controlled by a bespoke piece of software that could convert any form of input data into movement, colour and form. For the first half of the installation the balls responded to sound and vibration within the building, providing a legible measure of the activity levels within the building. For the latter fortnight, curation of the installation was handed over to the building's users, allowing the project to evolve into a more direct feedback between inhabitants and their environment.