2018 is the centenary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. We are pleased to working on a number of Mackintosh-themed projects of which the reconstruction of the famous Willow Team Rooms on Sauchiehall Street will be seen as one of the highlights of the year. Working with exhibition designers Studio Arc we’ll be recreating dynamic CGI visualisations and animations to reveal the architectural and interior design of the building.
Pleased to back working with the team at the Roman Baths on our third stage developments of EVENT Communications remodelling of the visitor experience. Extending our earlier character-led films and CGI reconstructions we are creating a an augmented 3D model of the layout of what was the complex of buildings the Romans established here and will be video map in micro-scenarios where we watch our actors play out life in around the Baths.
Following on from the work we did in the First World War Galleries at the Imperial War Museum we are working with our friends at RAA to develop the main interactive media schemes for the new WW2 galleries.
Destroyed during the Iraqi invasion prior to the first Gulf War, the Al Salam Palace is being renovated with a highly ambitious technical and media scheme to bring back the history of the royal palace and reflect its story and that of the Kuwaiti people. We are working with our pals at Studio MB on over 90 media installations utilising the full bag of tricks to create caves, motion sensing environments, 360 degree filming, live action, historic reconstructions, generative and holographic displays.
Pleased to be working close to home as consultants on the media and interactive experiences for the new V&A Museum Dundee. This is the first V&A outside of London and will be Scotland’s first dedicated design museum. We are developing interactives to tell the story of leading contemporary Scottish designers across high end technology, fashion, jewellery and product design.
Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories will be a unique lakeside destination where visitors can immerse themselves in the stories of conserving, saving and sharing the Windermere boat collection. The museum was designed by Carmody Groarke and won the International RIBA Competition. We have been appointed by Lakeland Arts Trust as the lead AV designers with a suite of 11 AVs to create content for.
Celebrating 30 years of club life we are working with the Sub Club to visually present this landmark achievements via a series of physical installations, new artwork and branding, video and interactive installations both down at Jamaica Street and as they take the Sub on the road via events and guest nights across Europe. Happy birthday Subbie!
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London has partnered with China Merchants Group to open a new design museum in Shezhen, Southern China. We are working with the curators on a new interactive installation centred around the value of design. Using mobile devices and large video walls integrated with WeChat, the world’s most popular app, visitors will be able to reveal their personal design values and help us build a crowd sourced vision of what consumers will want from designers and their products of tomorrow.
Following the dramatic fire of 2014 that came close to destroying Mackintosh’s masterpiece teams of conservators, craftspeople, architects and designers have been bringing the building back to use ahead of its formal re-opening in 2019. Working with the school of SimVis at Glasgow School of Art we are developing a new Immersive Installation to celebrate this painstaking work and to unlock the story of the Art School, the fire and its rebirth using VR/AR technologies. Joint funded by the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) and ESPRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) the project is focussed on identifying new methodologies and standards for experience design.
A key part of our studio practice is research and exploring new technologies, working methods and innovative ways of defining media and interaction design. That can be a challenge when in the midst of fast-moving live projects, so this year sees the launch of ISO’s dedicated R&D facility ‘ISO IdeaSpace’. A dedicated creative technology research team will be working on a slate of projects with key industry partners and academia to explore, define and launch new services and products.