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SCI-Arc EXHIBITION




08.04.06 - 09.17.06 | SCI-Arc Gallery
Neil M. Denari Architects: Fluoroscape © 2006

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The SCI-Arc Gallery presented an exhibition by Los Angeles based architect, Neil M. Denari, in collaboration with Bartco Lighting, Inc.

Fluoroscape 2006 consisted of hundreds of individual lighting elements, while considering the geometric and graphic potential of an organized system of dotted lines, structural elements and electricity as it produces the most visceral effect on the visitor’s experience and perception of the environment.

As a precisely engineered project executed in collaboration with Bartco Lighting, the light formation utilized an industrially manufactured product to generate maximum radiance that blended and enhanced the vividness and intensity of daylight and explored the effects of light as a generator of space. The array of fixtures created a spatial environment that sought to push the boundaries of conventional lighting installation.

Founded by Neil Denari in 1988, Neil M. Denari Architects' commitment to design innovation and construction excellence has been demonstrated in award winning projects such as l.a. Eyeworks, the Endeavor Talent Agency, and the Mitsubishi Bank branch in central Shibuya, Tokyo.

NMDA often collaborates with innovative consultants, artists, and designers including artist Mel Chin, 2X4 of New York, the Brand Architect Group of Tokyo, artist Jim Isermann, BBM art group of Berlin, and Richard Massey Graphic Design. In the past two years, NMDA has won three AIA Honor awards and a 2005 Progressive Architecture Award.

NMDA’s work has been exhibited and published internationally including exhibits at the San Francisco MOMA, the Mori Museum in Tokyo, and MOMA New York. In the Fall of 2006 NMDA’s work will be shown in the MOCA exhibit “Skin and Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture”.

In publication, NMDA’s work can be found in Architect's Today (Laurence King Publishers), IMAGES (Prestel), Atlas of Contemporary Architecture (Phaidon), Architecture NOW 3 (Taschen) and Architectural Record magazine. Denari is also the author of two bestselling books, Interrupted Projections (TOTO 1996) and Gyroscopic Horizons (Princeton 1999). Denari is a registered architect in New York and California and from 1997-2001, was the Director of SCI-Arc, the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He has taught at various schools including Columbia University, the Bartlett, SIT Tokyo, and UT Arlington. Neil Denari holds the position of Professor-in-Residence in the Architecture and Urban Design department at UCLA.

This exhibition was made possible in part by Bartco Lighting. Bartco Lighting located in Huntington Beach, CA, manufactures specification grade, low profile fluorescent, incandescent and LED fixtures for architectural and display applications in retail, hospitality, commercial, institutional and residential installations. This family-owned company combines product research and development efforts with custom manufacturing techniques and close collaborations with the design community to produce exceptional, award winning projects.