Challenge: Koolfog, Inc. partnered with Incendia Dome designer, Cory Glenn, to integrate high pressure fog into his modular, traveling art installation. Glenn wanted something monumental, he told us. Three domes, all connected in an array, were already equipped with the aesthetic effects for an evening experience shrouded in fire and music. But Cory envisioned more for Incendia. Enhancement that would both cool participants as well as allow the domes to transform from a day-time sanctuary to an evening of artistic majesty.
Solution: Antiquity to Modern Day
In collaboration with Incendia, Koolfog, Inc. designed a fog system that seamlessly weaves between the beams and Incendia dome infrastructure, providing relief, comfort and an added aesthetic quality that is unique to the nature of fog without wetting critical equipment.
Within each of the three pentagonal-shaped domes, fire plates are affixed to the ceiling and a sound system is integrated into the beams with speakers pointing inward. The main door is shaped similar to the Taj Mahal with fog manifolds are connected to the perimeter of the domes, slightly above the midway point, enveloping the interior in a blanket of cooling fog. A pentagonal shaped bar, to mirror the expressed form, sits in the center of the main dome, the largest of the structures, which bonds all three together.
“I think fire is something people have been mesmerized by since the eons of time,” Glenn shared as he discussed his design intent. “One cannot stare into a fire and not feel connected to almost everything around them.”
Like fire, the addition of fog has a natural, timeless feel to it. When you watch it sway in the wind, evaporate into the air, you gain a sense of connection. Fog, like fire, cannot be formed. Rather, it has both an aesthetic appeal as well as a practical purpose in outdoor environments. In a marriage of practicality and art, Incendia domes both mesmerize and provide a chilled relief. Transformative to almost any climate, this transportable art installation begs to be experienced.
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