The Cosmic Quilt project is an interactive installation started by The Principals as a proposal to create a space that reacts to the user’s presence. Exhibited at the New York Design Week 2012, the installation employed the help of several students from the Art Institute of New York as well as gathering some financial backing from Kickstarter.

Arch2o-Cosmic Quilt  The Principals  (10)

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This “intelligent space” utilizes modern technologies and programs in order to explore the relationship and interactions a user can have with his or her surrounding environment. Composed of over 3000 pieces, the installation is able to move with an impressive amount of flexibility while reacting to the users below with a series of hanging sensors.

Arch2o-Cosmic Quilt  The Principals  (12)

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Its slow rhythmic pulsation appears both eerie yet beautiful with the warm lights shining through the various panels. The project doesn’t stop at the design festival though; a month later, it appeared at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee as one of their main installation art pieces.

 By Lyly Huyen

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