This story involves an HVAC manufacturer involvement in a project in a way we've never seen before.
"Degrees of Perfect" is a first-of-its-kind exhibition of art and engineering presented by Lennox. The exhibition will feature five different murals, painted by acclaimed street artists BACON, DODO OSE, 123KLAN, SLICK and ZEK ONE. The murals will be seen at The Container Yard, located in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles, on June 24.
Using thermochromic paint, each mural tells a unique story as the paint reacts to varying degrees of temperature. Lennox engineers worked together with the artists to design five custom 8’ X 20’ walls that could be heated and cooled with absolute precision and these became the artists’ canvases. Lennox heating/cooling systems have been installed less than three feet behind each art mural installation. The Lennox systems will blow hot and cool air onto the art installations, as the thermochromic paint reacts to varying degrees of temperature.
The artists, led by Fluke, the creative producer and founder of the A'shop production company, enlisted the help of Alain Savard — founder and owner of Climatisation based in Montreal, Canada and a leading Lennox dealer — to determine the precise temperatures required to make the paint react and appear.
Sources explain that In order for this paint to detect the temperature change two things had to be engineered: a heat-detecting canvas and a unique HVAC system.
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This video shows the team building the temperature control system: