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Create a bespoke immersive space

We create custom solutions for many of our clients.

We can adapt our standard solutions, or we can build something from scratch.

That’s another benefit of having everything in-house, under one roof – the software developers, the draftsmen, the graphic designers, the craftsmen, and the muscle-power.

Why might you want an Igloo custom-build?

Our standardised solutions do meet the needs of most of our clients most of the time.

But, every now and then, something extra-special is required. For example, you might want to:

  • Fit a bespoke immersive facility into your premises.
  • Work within space constraints that require a smaller footprint.
  • Create a permanent installation.
  • Opt for über-high-definition with many more projectors and/or a professionally-specced sound system.

So, do speak to us about the options.

We can deliver the complete solution – or fit in with your production teams

We work in lots of different ways with plenty of different clients.

Sometimes they want us to design, build and install the complete caboodle. Sometimes they will want us to deliver specific components. And, often, they will expect us to be part of an extended team – working alongside third-party engineers, designers, creatives, and fitters.

So, talk to us about how you’d like to manage your project and structure your teams.

For integrators, we can support you to create outstanding immersive installations

If you’re pitching for or delivering an immersive space, you can call on us for as much or as little as you want.

For, example, we could be involved every step of the way - helping you design and specify a stand-out immersive space, present it to your client, convince them to sign-up, and deliver the installation.

Services and solutions we provide include:

  • Consultancy and system design
  • Documentation for RFQs and tenders
  • CAD modelling
  • Projector throw calculations and coverage maps
  • Off-the-shelf software and hardware for turnkey solutions
  • Custom software development for integrating with custom peripherals
  • Integration with a variety of protocols (including Crestron, ACA, DMX, OSC, and many more)
  • Standard, stand-alone spaces (such as cubes, cylinders and domes)
  • Ambisonic and spatial sound design

Alternatively, at the other end of the scale, we can leave everything to you, and simply provide an Igloo IMP media player and software bundle.

Just drop us a line to find out more about how we can support you to land your deals.

We do like a challenge…

You can generally expect us to rise to any projection-related challenge.

The thing is, it’s what we live and breathe. We stay up with the technologies. We keep ahead of the trends. And we have several ‘world-firsts’ to our name.

For example, we started projection mapping onto cars way before it became common-place. We pioneered the use of fully-spherical projections. And we’ve crammed a huge array of projectors into an immersive room at one of NYC’s most exclusive new buildings.

So, please, tell us what you’re imagining, and we’ll work out how to make it a reality.

We learned the hard way - so you don’t need to

Because we’ve been doing immersive technology so well and for so long, we’ve already overcome the type of quirks, complications and considerations that are inevitably involved in creating an immersive space.

So, for example, we can advise you on the idiosyncrasies of HVAC in an immersive installation, on the best way to handle working with multiple projector types in the same space, the acoustics of a 360° design, and so on and so on.

So, when you call on Igloo, you’re calling on our expertise and all the lessons that we’ve learned in our 10+ years of creating immersive spaces - and you get to benefit from all that experience.

Talk to us about your immersive installation

An art exhibit

One of our best-known cultural installations is Walking on Water, conceived by the UAE artist Mohammed Kazem.

It was first shown at the 55th Venice Biennale. It then featured at the Emirati Expressions exhibition in Abu Dhabi. And it was selected as a permanent exhibit for the new Guggenheim in the UAE.

The media attention was just incredible – including the Financial Times, the New York Times, BBC News, and Huffington Post (to name just a few).

A sensory experience

Working closely with our client Drive Productions, we designed and installed a 20-channel immersive projection system for the CWM FX 4D Experience Tunnel at the London Boat Show.

The idea was to drop the audience into the middle of the ocean by combining photorealistic CGI imagery, 4D environmental effects, and surround sound.

A half-dome solution

For the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at Brighton University, our design team proposed a 210° screen that is easily stored quickly erected whenever it’s needed.

The projection and audio system are permanently fixed, allowing for quick set-up times and little need for warping. It’s then used to research reaction time and decision-making in sport, and to assess the psychological effect of immersing athletes in unfamiliar surroundings.

An Igloo-plex

For the global launch of the Nissan Navara NP300, we installed an Igloo-plex deep in the heart of the Thai jungle.

Over a ten-day show, 100s of journalists from across the globe were blown away by the striking 360° - and of course the features of the Navara itself.

A projection mapping happening

Way back in 2010, one of the assignments that made our name was the creation of a real-attention grabber for the launch of the new Toyota Auris Hybrid car.

It was one of the first times that projection mapping was used on a car, so it quickly went viral and created waves of interest across our sector.

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