A luminarium is a sculpture people enter to be moved to a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and colour. It is an inflatable walk-in sculpture on a monumental scale, typically measuring from 800 to 1000m2. They are easy to erect and can be configured to adapt to different sites.
Architects of Air's luminaria are designed to safety standards established by independent structural engineers.
They are inspired by the pure forms of geometry and nature, by Islamic architecture, Gothic cathedrals and modern architectural innovators such as Buckminster Fuller and Frei Otto.
About Architects of Air
Architects of Air seeks to bring a visual surprise and excitement into the environment and to create the optimum conditions where people can be moved to a sense of wonder through the particular phenomenon of luminous colour.
The Luminarium Experience
Architects of Air are touring 5 luminaria
Amococo was built in 2008 and is the biggest of the AoA luminaria at over 1000 square metres. From the outside the structure looks organic- the undulations of the domed passageways are aesthetically at one with the domes rising at their junctions... more »
Levity II follows the floor plan of its successful predecessor, the original ‘Levity ‘ built in 2000. This floor plan has proved to be the most satisfying in terms of the length of the journey inside and the variety of experiences that are to be had en route... more »
Levity III had its première in Angers, France in 2007 (watch). The three outer domes continue an exploration of the dodecahedron. In Levity III it is the disdyakis triacontahedron variant that provides a platform for an exploration of form and line... more »
Mirazozo was completed beginning 2010. It will feature several dodecahedral domes and a large central dome – the largest open space structure that Architects of Air will have built. This central dome will be particularly suitable for hosting performances... more »
Amozozo was built in 2004 and was one of the first of the AoA structures to use a ‘triaxial dome’ that has since become a standard feature... more »