Lecture Series Recap :: Studio Luz


Diva Lounge by Studio Luz

Lecture Series Recap :: Studio Luz
by Anesu Dhliwayo, B-Arch Candidate

As a conclusion to BAC’s Fall Lecture Series, Hansy Better and Anthony Piermarini, founders of Studio Luz gave a lecture about Social Encounters. The Boston based duo talked about about Social Encounters at 3 scales, the scale of the body, furniture and space.

Hansy opened the lecture with the Rose Kennedy Greenway Hammock that was featured in the greenway for 3 weeks this summer. The Hammock project according to Hansy was a social and political project. Her main goal was to create a piece that interacted with the public and made the public interact with each other. With a tight budget and help from volunteers Studio Luz installed the Hammock on the greenway, and it quickly became the spot for people to relax.

Greenway Hammock by Studio Luz
Anthony presented Studio Luz’s projects at the scale of furniture and space in their projects Diva Lounge in Davis Square and Seiyo Wine + Sushi Shop. Diva Lounge looks futuristic due to the dome shaped light diffusers. Studio Luz wanted to design a space that offered a “sensual escape from the stress of urban life.” The back rest to every seat is open, thus creating physical interaction and encouraging strangers to converse.

Diva Lounge by Studio Luz
The concept for the Seiyo Wine + Sushi Shop was to, “embrace the notion or transient beauty and the natural changes that occur through the aging process.”  Seiyo Wine + Sushi and Shop located in the South End, is infused with a zen calming feeling. The exciting details in the space are the wine rack and a perforated wall. The stainless steel perforated wall allows people to interact with the space by placing wine corks in the perforated wall.

Seiyo Wine + Sushi Shop by Studio Luz
Currently Studio Luz is working of a school in Haiti; the scheme has a spine of classrooms and an open courtyard for students.

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