Inspired by XTX’s love for programming and mathematics, the Pentagonal Portal art installation is an algorithmic study in itself. The design is based on the 15th monohedral tiling convex pentagon, which is the final solution to a mathematical problem devised by Reinhardt in 1918. The 15th solution was discovered using a computer algorithm in 2015, and proven to be the final solution in 2017.
For the first time, this pattern has been animated as a cellular automata. The system uses a modified set of rules based on Conway’s Game of Life, but operates over the five faces of the pentagon. This has never been achieved before, and is inspired by the firm’s highly methodical approach and importance of code and algorithms in their day to day business.
The wall of light is designed to challenge the minds of the people who can understand it, and visually captivate the minds of those who don’t.
Jason Bruges Studio provided their innovative design and technology skills to conceptually develop and deliver the bespoke installations in both the Experience Tunnel and in the Pentagonal Portal. These unique, interactive art pieces go beyond simple aesthetics. They required over 35,000 LEDs to transform these parts of the office into memorable, experiential moments.
As you move through the Pentagonal Portal, you arrive in the Experience Tunnel, which again looks like something you would expect to find on the set of a sci-fi movie. As you move through the tunnel, thousands of bespoke individual sensor and light units detect your movement and illuminate to capture your silhouette in lights, making the transition through the office space an engaging experience.
The Pentagonal Portal and the Experience Tunnel were brought to life using PyraSied's light diffusers.