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The Los Angeles-based artist and architecture team Ball-Nogues Studio works with unconventional materials and fabrication techniques to create immersive environments for social interaction, wonder and play. Led by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues, the studio works collaboratively to create large-scale installations by using custom-designed software and digitally controlled mechanical tools in conjunction with traditional hand craft assembly techniques. They explore process-based projects, allowing the logic inherent in the physical properties of materials to guide their working methods. The duo speaks about the installation created for the IMA’s Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion, and their philosophies of design and fabrication.