Archinect - News 2017-07-24T00:42:58-04:00 Ball-Nogues and other LA artists unveil public art commissions at LAX Alexander Walter 2015-07-02T19:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-05T09:21:15-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX debuted this week three new public art commissions designed to greet departing and arriving passengers and provide a measure of calm and reflection amid the chaos of air travel. The&nbsp;artists involved&nbsp;all have strong ties to Los Angeles -- Mark Bradford, Pae White and the Ball-Nogues studio each resides or works in the L.A. area.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ball-Nogues about Euphony, the studio's Nashville Music City Center Installation Archinect 2013-08-16T17:55:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T19:23:27-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Euphony, a dramatic installation of suspended stainless-steel ball chains by Ball-Nogues, has been created for Nashville's Music City Center. The studio, headed by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues, intersects the disciplines of architecture, art and industrial design. We talk to Benjamin Ball about Euphony and the process of its construction.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ball-Nogues Studio-designed Pavillon Speciale 2012 is inaugurated Archinect 2012-06-08T19:08:00-04:00 >2012-06-11T13:10:51-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Following up from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our news back in March this year about the selection of Ball-Nogues Studio as the architect for this year's Pavillon Speciale</a>, we now bring you news and photos of the completed installation. Press release follows...</p> <p> The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ecole Sp&eacute;ciale d&rsquo;Architecture</a> in Paris this evening; with the presence of Benjamin Ball and students from the 6th Semester Atelier 3x of the Ecole Speciale, inaugurated the 2012 Ball-Noges studio &lsquo;Pavillon Speciale&rsquo;. This marks the 2nd edition of the summer architecture series that gives young emerging international architects the opportunity to build with students a temporary project in the heart of Paris. Curated and conceived by Matteo Cainer in the summer of 2010, the series is an ongoing program of innovative temporary structures built by emerging international architects under the age of 45. Once a year, students of the Ecole Sp&eacute;ciale d&rsquo;Architecture have the opportunity to build, along side the selected architect, a new experimental pavili...</p> Ball Nogues Studio Wins Pavillon Sp├ęciale 2012 Competition in Paris Alexander Walter 2012-03-19T18:41:00-04:00 >2012-03-27T02:33:44-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="866" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Ecole Sp&eacute;ciale d&rsquo;Architecture in Paris today announced Ball-Nogues Studio from Los Angeles as the winner of the 2012 edition of the &ldquo;Pavillon Sp&eacute;ciale&rdquo; competition. Now in its 2nd edition, the Pavillon Sp&eacute;ciale consolidates its role as an annual spring architectural series that gives young emerging international architects the opportunity to build with students a temporary project in the heart of Paris.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Our very own Paul Petrunia, founder and publisher of Archinect and, had the honor to serve on the International Expert Committee for this year's pavilion competition.</p> Yucca Crater: Ball-Nogues Archinect 2012-01-05T22:52:00-05:00 >2012-10-05T13:41:31-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I've read that it's biodegradable, right? I ask Ball. "It's degradable," he says. "I don't know about bio."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Our friend Katya Tylevich covers Ball Nogues Yucca Crater installation in Joshua Tree National Park, CA. You may recall <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Katya's UpStarts feature on Ball Nogues</a> that we published here a couple years ago.</p> Only 2 days remaining to contribute to Ball-Nogues' Yucca Crater Alexander Walter 2011-08-24T15:28:40-04:00 >2011-08-25T10:49:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> If you would like to support Ball-Nogues' latest architectural installation, <em>Yucca Crater</em>, a public artwork and engineered oasis for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Desert Test Sites</a> series (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously on Archinect</a>), you still have the opportunity for another 2 days, and currently all pledges are being matched by the Artists2Artists fund.</p> <p> With only a couple of days remaining, Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues are asking for your help in meeting the projected goal by making a tax-deductible donation of any size. If they do not meet their goal by this Friday, September 26th, the project does not receive any funding. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pledge here</a></p> Ground Level: One more good-looking garage in Santa Monica Archinect 2011-07-06T16:39:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T13:41:40-04:00 <img src="" width="500" height="457" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But the real show is outside, where the garage includes a number of large-scale public-art installations, including pieces by Anne Marie Karlsen (along 2nd Street) and L.A. firm Ball-Nogues Studio (along 4th Street). The Ball-Nogues piece, called &ldquo;Cradle,&rdquo; features hundreds of stainless-steel spheres suspended from one of the garage&rsquo;s exterior walls. The design is open-ended enough to suggest both sea foam and a Newton&rsquo;s Cradle...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Yucca Crater by Ball Nogues Paul Petrunia 2011-07-01T16:47:24-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="570" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Each fall High Desert Test Sites invites artists to create experimental projects adjacent to California's Joshua Tree National Park. This year HDTS invited Ball Nogues Studio to create a structure in a remote region of the Mojave Desert. This presents a unique opportunity to make an intervention upon an unfettered landscape at a grand scale.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Dossier Journal ┬╗ Ball-Nogues Paul Petrunia 2011-05-31T13:56:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T13:41:54-04:00 <img src="" width="580" height="891" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We typically start with a hypothesis about how a particular material could be used to make structure, space, and atmosphere. We then do a lot of research and testing of the material to determine its potential and economic feasibility. Once we believe we can successfully work with the material, we try to get a sense of how a space constructed from it might feel and what it might signify in a particular form.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Dossier Journal interviews Ball-Nogues.</p>