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Dynamic Sanctuary: An Interactive, Architectural Installation

06.22.15 | By
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Commissioned by Ford, The Principals created a trippy, interactive installation during this year’s Sight Unseen OFFSITE that really played some visual tricks on your mind. Inspiration for Dynamic Sanctuary came from the new 2015 Ford Edge and its sanctuary-like interior. The team decided to construct a new type of architecture that temporarily removes users from their existing environment and houses them in this illuminated “sanctuary”.

A finger pulse monitor inside connects you to the architecture by reading your vitals. As you relax, the installation responds to your heartbeat and animates the interior lighting helping you notice your stress going down.

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Photos by Mike Vorrasi and Pippa Drummond.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.