Ball-Nogues Studio, the design practice of alumni Benjamin Ball (B.Arch '94) and Gaston Nogues (B.Arch '93), is profiled in the February issue of Architect magazine.
Known for creating installations for the likes of MoMA PS1 and the Venice Biennale, as well as public art commissions such as UCLA's Table Cloth and Santa Monica's Cradle (shown below), the practice used to work out of a 2,500-square-foot space in Los Angeles' Old Bank District. In December 2010, it moved to nearby Boyle Heights, into a much larger space—about 12,000 square feet.
Frank Gehry-designed parking structure in Santa Monica
The feature in Architect magazine shows images of both the old and new locations, the latter featuring generous-sized, separate spaces for the studio and for production. Ball-Nogues will be sharing part of their new space with local nonprofit Self Help Graphics & Art.
The first major project Ball-Nogues is scheduled to produce at their novel location, called Talus Dome, was commissioned by the city of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. The piece—about the size of a single-family house—will be fabricated in sections, then transported to Edmonton and assembled on-site.