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Icosahedral Sky

08.10.2018

We hope you're enjoying the amazing new look to the lobby area at 2 Kingdom Street.


Icosahedral Sky by Jason Bruges Studio; images © British Land

We commissioned Jason Bruges Studio – internationally renowned for producing innovative installations, interventions and ground-breaking works – to create a media/light artwork that would enhance the quality of the lobby area and improve the visitor experience. The finished artwork, entitled Icosahedral Sky, is reminiscent of an illusionistic renaissance quadratura recreating the external environment within the lobby. 


Icosahedral Sky by Jason Bruges Studio; images © British Land

Suspended across the double-height space is a field of bespoke hemispherical reflectors with their internal animations driven by current weather conditions. The combined effect is a live 21st century trompe l’œil rendering of the sky outside.


Icosahedral Sky by Jason Bruges Studio; images © British Land

Icosahedral Sky takes its name from the 20-sided shape that was used to design the interior surface of each reflector hemisphere. Every side and edge of an icosahedron is equal meaning it can be subdivided many many times to create a highly reflective, multi-faceted texture.

Jason Bruges Studio has devised a system that can produce a complex array of different lightscapes by bouncing light against this unique surface. The result is a dynamic lobby that evokes a public piazza, where people can be immersed in beautiful qualities of light.

About Jason Bruges Studio
Jason’s work blends architecture with interaction design and uses a high-tech, mixed media palette to explore spectacle, time-based interventions and dynamic spatial experiences. He is passionate about creating site-specific pieces that engage people with their environments.

For more information about the studio, please visit their website.


Icosahedral Sky by Jason Bruges Studio; images © British Land