The jury is in—Localore project Sonic Trace has selected a winner for their mobile sound booth competition: La Burbuja (bubble), created by Hugo Martinez (founder of design firm maT-Ter) and Christian To.
"With help from family and friends, they conceived a silvery orb that would open up in sections like a chocolate orange to reveal a womb-like recording space inside," writes host Frances Anderton on the blog for her KCRW program DnA:Design & Architecture. KCRW is incubating Sonic Trace, and Anderton served as a judge for the competition.
"The concept," she explains, "was for a 'non-place', in which the interviewee would be suspended in time and space, while passersby would see themselves reflected in a globe both dematerialized and opaque."
See the other inventive entries here, and check back for more news on the Kickstarter campaign that will support the booth's fabrication.