Jason Bruges

Jason Bruges, trained as an architect at Oxford Brookes University and the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), he brings environmental awareness and technical skill to his creative projects.
He worked with Foster +Partners for three years before moving to Imagination to become a Senior Interactive Design Consultant.
Jason set up his own practice is 2002 and now works with a talented team of people to develop and deliver interactive projects worldwide. The studio comprises an experienced team of architects, lighting designers, interaction designers, and visualisers as well as specialists in electronics, programming and project management.
Jason Bruges Studio has become internationally renowned for producing innovative installations, interventions and ground breaking works. This practice involves creating interactive spaces and surfaces that sit between the world of architecture, site specific installation art and interaction design. Considered a pioneer of this hybrid in-between space, Jason has subsequently paved the way for a new genre of design studios, artists and designer-makers.
They are currently working on a number of global projects, including interactive resources for Tate Modern art gallery; a public artwork for a new development in Toronto, Canada; and a New Media Lounge at San Diego International Airport. Jason Bruges Studio recently completed a distraction piece for Great Ormond Street Hospital in London for children on their route to surgery and a number of artworks for the London 2012 Olympics.

Talk: Architecture and Audience
What happens when architecture and interaction design collide to create everyday performance?
Playing to the individual and to crowds, and changing the performative repertoire in real-time can manifest itself through a diverse palette of kinetic, animated, time-based and sometimes smart materials.
We can choreograph real and imagined spaces. This choreography is explored through different mechanisms – wireframing, storyboarding and real world prototyping – and plays back through accidental and inferred interaction between humans and machines.
To what use can we put architecture that entertains; are there sub narratives or is this about creating purely environmental spectacle?


4 Olympic Artworks by Jason Bruges Studio

Digital Fountain
A 12m high sculpture, situated in Chestnut Plaza at the entrance to the Olympic Park, which creates a backdrop to a new public space with over 7000 reflective LCDs emulating a water feature through generative artistic content.

Fast Faster Fastest
Olympic Delivery Authority commissioned a bridge artwork adjacent to the 2012 Olympic Stadium and it is now ready to be uploaded with Usain Bolt’s Olympic record breaking time of 9.63s. In legacy mode park visitors will be able to race a digital mixed media trace of Bolt running across the bridge.

Olympic Delivery Authority commissioned the underpass artwork visible on the edge of the Olympic Park which will playback records from Michael Phelps in its legacy mode within its anamorphic digital coffered ceiling.

Aerial Dynamics
A living breathing art installation consisting of 180 mechatronic bubbles inside Coca-Cola’s beatbox pavilion which maps the celebrations in realtime to a soundtrack by Mark Ronson.