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LAb[au]'s m0za1que Lets You Play Tetris With Tiles

The Brussels-based design firm creates a kinetic, tile-based sculpture.
April 2, 2013, 10:50am

m0za1que, a permanent installation at Maison Mécatronique in Annecy, France, is a play on flat surfaces and space. It is, after all, the brainchild of LAb[au], the architecture and design firm behind Signal to Noise—a piece that examines the kinetic properties of sound through 512 mechanical split-flaps.

In both cases LAb[au] relies on a fusion of art, technology, and science to reconstruct static space. m0za1que, for instance, immediately evokes the tiles of a bathroom wall and motorizes them, using LED fixtures to exaggerate the movement. “The artwork relates motion with color through the phenomena of light; while it’s mechanic and electronic system is exemplary for the very function of the building.” the group says.

All images courtesy of LAb[au].