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triangular spaces

Bold colors and strong geometries were used in these interior paint designs to activate and enlarge two Iridescent children’s hands-on science and engineering workshop spaces in Downtown LA. The big scale of the colored areas also help create some “order” within the studios which are filled with many small objects / a lot of stuff.

Kids come here for short periods of time and cut and build things, using colored paper a lot, so the atmosphere had to reflect a short, fun, hands-on temporality.

The geometries were born out of a desire to fit within the cut-up spatial context created by the complicated ceiling.

The spaces are very narrrow, so the triangular shapes, through forced perspective, make it feel larger. For this reason, they are quite difficult to capture or fit in photographs and are better experienced in person.

Of note: The painters used the model - referred to as “the house” - as their guide, which, in this case, was much easier to understand than a set of drawings.

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DIMENSIONS
2 spaces, each approximately 16.5’ wide x 42’ deep x 19’ tall

LOCATION
Iridescent Science Studios
Downtown LA, CA

CLIENT
Iridescent

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abstracted interior garden
Iridescent LA Headquarters
Downtown LA, CA

WORK/CREDITS
Design:
Ioana Urma

Painters:
Lester & Nestar Gordillo

DATE
2011-2012