FOSSA

Through the use of essential oils, heat and air, a tactile and olfactory experience manifests in Fossa Olfactoria.

While scent is oft unexplored or completely omitted from serious discussions of architecture, scent and odor shape experience, occupancy, and comfort in powerful ways.

This installation brings the viewer into the epicenter of olfactory experience  -  the spatial cavity where the olfactory bulb is located - playing on notions of scale, phenomena, and bodily experience. An immersive, fleshy fabric membrane obscures an undulating massing of one thousand balloons.

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS

42°22'36.4"N 71°06'43.7"W

FOSSA

TYPOLOGY
Status
Collaborators:
Press:
ENVIRONMENT
Completed 2016
AFTER ARCHITECTURE
NYLON
TYPOLOGY:
PRIVATE RESIDENCE
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STATUS:
COMPLETED 2019
Joe Grillo, Wally Gold, Ken Lobdell, Rob Gilbert,
Dave Willis, Kent Healy, Youngjin Yi, Mary Wirtz
Light and heat react with the intervention to create a sense prism experience.
By transforming rectilinear interior of the gallery into a dynamic wall, we were able to completely reinvent the space.
Through the use of latex balloons, essential oils, and a fabric membrane, the sights, sounds and smells transformed over time.

IMMERSIVE

UNEXPECTED MATERIALS

TRANSFORMATION

DESK
EAMES