Ford x Sight Unseen Offsite, 2016

For our 2016 Sight Unseen OFFSITE show, Ford once again came on as our title partner, hoping to showcase the design thinking behind its Edge vehicle. This time we brought in the star New York architecture firm Leong Leong, who created an immersive and experiential landscape called TOPO that turned a flowing field of more than a thousand foam rollers into a kind of musical instrument, using acoustic actuators to pick up ambient sounds and translate them into a sonic soundscape. With TOPO, the designers aimed to evoke “the experience of driving and the interior of a car as seamlessly merging into the environment.”