Suite of Indulgence
The newly launched Aura Light and Sound Suite at Long Island, a nightclub and event space, is a unique entertainment experience conceptualized by bluarch architecture + interiors + lighting. The unique environment design concept presents plush interiors with its stateof-the-art lighting and crystalline sound, making Aura the newest sensation in New York.
Opening its door to East Meadow, Aura Light and Sound Suite has added a new dimension to the Long Island nightlife scene. Offering a completely new and high energy atmosphere, Aura is a contemporary lounge that is rendered in a futuristic design language. “The venue is conceived as a vibrating space that is as fluid and mobile as light and sound, interfering in ripples, waves and swells. Surfaces of light undulate and push, soft walls lift and reveal. Here all is ephemeral and light, momentary,” explains Antonio Di Oronzo, Principal, bluarch architecture + interiors + lighting. According to the design firm, the concept was derived from the client’s requirement of an experiential lounge differentiated with design and technology. Forming the center of attention, the space is layered with a series of vertical planes progressively rising as they approach the center of the room. As these reverberating surfaces rise and float, they reveal a slanted lighting grid that clarifies their materiality of chocolate brown vinyl, and their edges outlined with a deep red vinyl. Spread over 6000 sq.ft, the space has been structured on two main levels, fitted with three bars, one of which is freestanding at the lower level. Some of the special features in the store are its flexible LED video display screen ceiling (first and only one in New York), elevated and LED illuminated VIP Tables, private banquettes appointing dance floor, curved upholstered walls and DJ booth, soundproof curtained entranced and exits, a private VIP entrance and LED illuminated bars. Talking about what went in building and enunciating the lighting effects in the lounge, Antonio comments, “We researched on various light technologies which were necessary in executing a design highlighting flexible LED mesh screens as one of its primary features.” These screens along with an arrangement of undulating seemingly precariously hung
The venue is conceived as a vibrating space that is as fluid and mobile as light and sound, interfere in ripples, waves and swells