Kinematic Pavilion

ARCH:ID JAKARTA

Client

Awards

  • ARCH:ID Best Booth Awards Winner 2024

ARCH:ID is Indonesia’s most awaited annual architecture forum and trade event organized by Indonesian Institute of Architect (IAl) in collaboration with CIS Exhibition. This industry-focused event present a host of activities and programs that serves as effective platform for place-makers and stakeholders in architecture and built industry to congregate, collaborate, and connect.

Kinematic Pavilion is a kinetic installation that fosters a dynamic relationship between architecture and movement. Is it possible to create a transformable space that adapts to a range of community activities? Inspired by the camera aperture, our installation seamlessly shifts from an open to enclosed circular space, offering a 360-degree backdrop for immersive experiences.

People and performers are seen as living art, interacting with architecture and becoming part of the installation. A kinetic system enhances the backdrop by revealing warm light in the shape of elegant wipes and sparkles.

The collaboration also involves experimenting with a range of sustainable materials like patinated copper cladding, engineered wood veneer, and woven blinds fabric waste.

Kinematic Pavilion showcases a synergy of architectural creativity, sustainable practices, and technological integration, inviting communities to actively shape their environment.

On view 22-25 February 2024 in ICE BSD, Jakarta, Indonesia.

PROJECT TEAMS

  • Helen Agustine Studio
    Architectural Design
  • RootsLab & BYO Living
    Exhibition Installation
  • KUDOS
    Kinetic Panel System
  • Estica
    Rotating Dome System
  • ErreLuce
    Architectural Lighting
  • The Ballet Academy & Grey Audio Lab
    Performance

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Calvin Hadiardja
    Chief Producer
  • Andy Kurniawan
    Art Director
  • Reza Risnaldi
    3D Simulator
  • Abraham Junior
    Motion Technician
  • Setiawan Gemawidjaja
    Technical Lead
  • Chauwen
    Software Engineer
  • Benny
    Software Engineer
  • Alvin Yonathan
    Photographer
 

Artist Shaun Leonardo’s 2021 outdoor installation “Between Four Freedoms” reinterpreted and celebrated Franklin D. Roosevelt’s seminal 1941 address calling for freedom of worship, freedom of speech, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. The interactive experience for the installation at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park redefines public engagement with art and social discourse.

Guided by Leonardo’s vision, our branding mirrors the project’s ethos, employing a brown color scheme evocative of human skin tones and the “Martin” typeface, inspired by the Memphis Sanitation Strike of 1968, to represent a message of non-violence and inclusivity. Leveraging innovative technology such as image recognition, we enabled visitors to engage with the artwork by scanning QR codes, launching the mobile website, and exploring workshop videos led by Leonardo. With over 25,000 images collected, the installation ensured accessibility and interactivity on both the Manhattan and Long Island City sides, inviting visitors to delve into the narratives of vulnerable communities and rediscover Roosevelt’s timeless call for freedom and dignity.

View fdrfourfreedomspark.org

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Fay Qiu
    Designer
  • Christyan Junaedi Setiawan
    Web Developer
  • Imam Fadilah
    Animator
 

Power of Science

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

The “Power of Science” exhibition, now on view at the Frost Museum in Miami, Florida, invites visitors to explore how science pushes the boundaries of possibility as they learn about groundbreaking scientific research and discoveries. The exhibit is a playground for curious minds, filled with tangible and digital experiences spanning a 6,000-square-foot area.

We worked with Squint/Opera to develop user flows and UX/UI components for various gamified exhibits in the exhibit’s Environment section, including:

BUILD YOUR OWN COASTLINE
This activity engages up to three players in building natural and man-made infrastructures on shorelines to help against natural disasters.

HURRICANE HINDSIGHT
This dual-screen game explores how we measure the risk of hurricanes, and whether it’s safer to stay or evacuate—a topic of great importance in Florida.

PERIODIC TABLE
This two-player station allows in-depth study of the periodic elements, enabling the discovery of chemical reactions when the right elements are combined by both players.

RAMP ANIMATIONS
These animated narratives on transparent LEDs reveal related artifacts behind their glass display case.

The Power of Science is on view at Frost Museum of Science in Miami, Florida.

Exhibit Team

  • Thinc Design
    Lead Exhibition Design
  • Squint/Opera
    Lead Digital Media
  • KUDOS Design Collaboratory
    UX/UI Design
  • Kubik Maltbie
    Fabrication & Hardware

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Sumit Paul
    UX/UI Designer
  • Ashley Wu
    UX/UI Designer
 

NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center Interactive Exhibition

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

Opened in November 2018, the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center is part of a series of Regional Welcome Centers established by Governor Andrew Cuomo to support the state’s growing tourism industry. Just a mile from the newly designated Harriet Tubman National Historical Park and a short drive from Seneca Falls, the Center highlights statewide attractions related to the ongoing struggle for equal rights.

To serve the Center’s purpose as a launching pad for visitors to explore New York State, we developed four types of interactive iPad kiosks that allow visitors to browse highlights by geographic location, navigate social-justice milestones, and listen to songs and speeches. We worked collaboratively with MTWTF, who was commissioned by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation to develop the content strategy, design, and media for a permanent exhibition at the Center, “Seeing Equal Rights in New York State.”

Project Team

  • MTWTF
    Lead Exhibit Design
  • KUDOS
    Software Development

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • Sumit Paul
    Designer
  • Sumit Paul
    Software Developer

NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center

 

Colonists Citizens Constitutions Virtual Exhibition

Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation

Awards

  • GDUSA 2020 American Web Design

The “Colonists Citizens Constitutions” exhibit, launched in February 2020 in collaboration with the Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation, spotlights 42 rare documents from the Foundation’s extensive collection of Americana, telling the story of how our state and federal constitutions were imagined, formulated, written, and approved by ordinary people. These individuals arrived in America as colonists then made themselves its first citizens, while codifying their philosophies of governance and human rights via the writing of constitutions.

We originally designed the show’s website to serve as a supplement to the in-person exhibition at the New-York Historical Society. However, due to museum closures caused by COVID-19, we ultimately published a virtual tour of the gallery instead, ensuring its documents remained accessible to the public.

View colonistscitizensconstitutions.org

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Chris Manlapid
    Web Developer

Colonists Citizens Constitutions

 

Connecting Stories Interactive

Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

The “Connecting Stories” exhibition opened on the Mall on April 29, 2023, at the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art in Washington, D.C. “Connecting Stories” was designed to encourage visitors to explore the museum’s collection and develop personal connections to the stories and artwork preserved by the museum. 

The interactive experience at the museum’s Freer Sackler Gallery offered visitors an engaging journey through the rich tapestry of Asian art, via a carefully curated selection of objects, images, maps, and interactive displays. Via a digital touchscreen and a colorful, animated projection, audiences could discover some of the symbols, patterns, and designs seen across the collection and learn about how their meanings change in different contexts. On a second touchscreen, National Museum of Asian Art staff and volunteers shared stories of their personal connections to objects in the collection.

We designed our two interactive pieces to enhance visitor engagement by deepening their understanding and appreciation of the gallery’s treasures. The first horizontal touchscreen unveiled the intricate motifs and symbols recurring across artworks, offering visitors an immersive exploration of their meanings and significance. The complementary vertical touchscreen panel invited audiences to explore the perspectives of gallery staff, tapping on headshots to discover their insights into selected artworks. Additionally, our motion design for the exhibit’s screensaver mode enhanced the space’s ambiance, projecting captivating visuals onto the gallery walls and ensuring an enriching and immersive experience for visitors.

Bridging the gap between audience and artifact, these interactive installations served as dynamic tools for deciphering and interpreting the complexities and cultural significance of Asian art. The experience fostered a deeper connection with the artworks, enriching visitors’ Freer Sackler Gallery experience.

Exhibition Teams

  • Cultural Innovation
    
Lead Exhibition Design
  • KASA Collective
    Interactive Kiosks
  • Kubik Maltbie
    A/V Fabrication

KASA Collective

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Robert de Saint Phalle
    3D Creative Director
  • Ashley Wu
    Art Director
  • Fay Qiu
    Lead Designer
  • Owen Febiandi
    Designer
  • Putu Yogiswara
    Designer
  • Imam Fadilah
    Animator
  • Muhammad Syamil Haqqoni
    Designer
  • Chris Manlapid
    Lead Software Developer
  • Joe Baker
    Engineer (Informal)
  • Jess Mackta
    Project Manager

Kubik Maltbie

  • Thomas Miller
    A/V Fabricator
  • Donald Sweetman
    A/V Fabricator
 

Yukata Suites Signage System

Yukata Suites Luxury Apartment

Yukata Suites is a premium apartment building in Jakarta, Indonesia. Developed by Triniti Land, it has become ⁠the benchmark for Japanese-themed luxury apartments due to its strategic location at the heart of an upscale residential district in the city.

Our bilingual signage system took design cues from the modesty of traditional Japanese yukata in a concept building combining traditional and modern elements.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • Calvin Hao
    Creative Director
  • Fikri Hidayat
    Art Director