SAQ has developed a reactive modular lighting system which propagates like cloud structures mimicking the complexity of weather patterns. This project is an extension of the exploration of architectural pluralism. SAQ first began in their Bikini Berlin project, which began construction in January 2011. SAQ as a studio is involved in a long-standing search to express a plural or probabilistic architecture using design as a device to understand the complexities in our surrounding world. The installation is like a constellation of 3-dimensional jigsaw puzzles published in a limited edition which reacts to human presence.
SAQ is a conceptual and interdisciplinary design agency with offices in Brussels and Berlin, specialized in developing spatial sceneries and concepts. The practice relies on a broad range of competencies where architects, interior designers, urbanists, video-artists and graphic designers team up according to the specific orientation or necessities of each project. SAQ believes strongly in cooperation and regularly invites professional experts or companies to participate in the materialization or elaboration of an idea. For SAQ scale is no parameter. Intensive research, sketching, simulation, and dialogue are the fundaments of an intensive creative process leading to proposals for both small scaled designs and macro-planning.
Photo: Laura Gianetti & Brice Dellastrada”