Volume created by SOFTlab
SOFTlab is a design studio based in New York City. The studio was created by Michael Szivos shortly after receiving a graduate degree in architecture from Columbia University. SOFTlab has won numerous awards including the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects & Designers in 2012, and New Practices New York awarded by the AIA Chapter of New York in 2010. The studio has designed and produced projects across almost every medium, from digitally fabricated large-scale sculpture to interactive design to immersive digital video installations. As a studio, SOFTlab embraces projects through a mix of research, craft, and ideas. Through the studio’s unique blend of backgrounds as designers, artists, architects and educators, we can approach every project from a fresh perspective to create rich visual, interactive and spatial experiences. By mixing research, creativity and technology with a strong desire to make work fun, SOFTlab attempts to create new and unique experiences.
In addition to running SOFTlab, Michael also teaches core graduate design studio at Yale University and is an adjunct professor at Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture.
An interactive cube of responsive mirrors that redirect light and sound as a volume that reflects the excitement of surrounding festival goers. Volume uses mirrors, light, and sound as fundamental building elements to remix the character of the festival goers and gaze back at them with empathy and exuberance.