May 5, 2006
by Canadian Architect
The SCI-Arc Gallery is hosting this exhibition from August 4-September 17, 2006 on Los Angeles-based architect Neil M. Denari. The installation will consist of hundreds of individual lighting elements, while considering the geometric and graphic potential of an organized system of dotted lines combined with structural elements and electricity. A precisely engineered project, the light formation will utilize an industrially manufactured product to generate maximum radiance. This will blend and enhance the vividness and intensity of daylight and explore the effects of light as a generator of space. The canopy of fixtures will create a spatial environment that seeks to push the boundaries of conventional lighting installation.
Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA) is dedicated to exploring the worlds of architecture, design, urbanism and global cultural phenomenon. NMDA’s commitment to design innovation and construction excellence has been recognized in award-winning projects such as l.a. Eyeworks, the Endeavor Talent Agency, and the Mitsubishi Bank branch in central Shibuya, Tokyo. NMDA often collaborates with innovative consultants, artists and designers, including artist Mel Chin, 2×4 (New York), the Brand Architect Group (Tokyo), artist Jim Isermann, BBM art group (Berlin), and Richard Massey Graphic Design. In the past two years, NMDA has won three AIA Honor awards and, in 2005, a Progressive Architecture award. Their work has been published internationally and exhibited at institutions including San Francisco’s MOMA, the Mori Museum in Tokyo, and MOMA New York. In September 2006, NMDA’s work will be part of the MOCA exhibit Skin and Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture at the Geffen Contemporary in Los Angeles.