suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
eli LINGER / thomas MICHAEL: Flux Formation is an component-based ceiling system which integrates HVAC, fire protection, acoustic, electrical, and lighting systems into a continuous array. The impetus for the project arose from the shortcomings of traditional suspended grid systems, which are greatly limited by both standardized unit geometry (the square tile), and awkward systems integration (puncturing of the tile or concealment above). We were interested not only how these systems emerged and manifested themselves, but also in how we could create different experiential environments in the spaces below, as we attempted to develop a wide range of conditions throughout a continuous space (in this case, as small restaurant).
sP: what or who influenced this project?
eL+tM: Tropical sea stars, the need to develop new ways of creating component based ceiling systems along with the possibilities represented through digital fabrication.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
eL+tM: listening to: yeasayer, caribou, deadmau5, lcd soundsystem, dr. dog, jaytech
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
eL+tM: su11, paul preissner, MVRDV, strawn/sierralta