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LONDON ARCHITECTURE TRAIL

OPO + Universal Design Studios collaboration

for London Festival of Architecture 2021

STILL IN THE CITY

OPO and Universal Design Studio have teamed up to create ‘Still in the City’ for the London Festival of Architecture, 2021.

We have created an augmented digital experience based on shifting our perception of space around us through the method of eye open meditation. 

 

As you meditate with with the built environment so your relationship changes to it. This brings a renewed sense of space and place, reactivating our relationship with the city after a year spent at home. 

With a focus on well-being and self care, be guided to a selection of London’s most well-known and hidden architectural gems. Connect with each location with our location-specific meditative and architectural experiences through the OPO app.

‘Still in the City’ supports us to become more resilient, more present, more appreciative of our city life. 

More about the OPO app


Use the OPO app to discover immersive wellness ‘portals’ near you, across the city and in nature. Designated places of natural beauty, from city streets to ocean views, and sessions designed for use at home. When you arrive at a portal the app will automatically unlock a bespoke, immersive soundscape and guided meditation that reflects your immediate surroundings. SIT COMFORTABLY AND RELAX PUT YOUR HEADPHONES ON PRESS PLAY... AND BE GUIDED INTO THE PRESENT STATE




OPO app testimonials


"This is THE next generation of meditation apps. The most soothing sounds and the voice is gold."

"You have created something really meaningful and brilliant. I love it. It’s come at the best time - to wash away the anxiety of it all."

"It looks beautiful, cinematic and a refreshing change from the animations of the other apps."

"Medicine for our times. The perfect antidote and companion for these times."

"I struggle with anxiety. OPO fills me with sense of calm so I can face the busy day ahead or restful sleep. I would recommend this app to all."

"This is beyond beautiful and extraordinary. I was waiting for someone to come up with something like this."

"Part of my daily routine. OPO’s mediations & portals are bringing me more well-being EVERY DAY! So thrilled to have OPO in my world"




OPO spaces in the news


“Trust us, you’ll want Chris Connors’ meditation box in your own home.” ES MAGAZINE “The real Browns East pièce de résistance is The Immersive Experience. OPO combines guided dynamic meditations with progressive light and sound technology.” VANITY FAIR “A futuristic and meditative merging of light and sound technology, for you to simply take a few minutes to relax.” ANOther MAGAZINE “An immersive experience that gives people a blissful break.” THE TIMES “Fusing together the worlds of art, neuroscience and technology to create spaces for meditative and transformational journeys… as pioneers of the modern meditative immersive movement, they have created a new nomad space at Coal Drops Yard for Wild Winter Wellness. The OPO creative studio has layered ambient brain enhancing sounds to integrate with the art by Based Upon and guided mindfulness classes that bring innovative, transformative experiences for this emerging modern, conscious generation.” DESIGN JUNCTION




How 'Still In The City' works


Each OPO immersive audio experience is made up of eyes-open meditations blended with wellness enhancing soundscapes. OPO uses mindful observations techniques, and for the LFA these will guide you to rest your attention on specific architectural elements of your view. While engaging with specific breathing methods and pathways to nature connectedness. Symmetry, visual rhythm, pattern, texture, light and shadow and natural elements will all form part of the experience. Neuro-scientific sound frequencies and techniques stimulate brain activity to reduce stress and anxiety and support relaxation, focus, energy and motivation. Each session is designed specifically for an on-location view and integrates evidence based techniques, blending soundscapes and guidance with the architectural language.





Experience the diversity of London’s architectural landscape in a new immersive and mindful way.

 

Blending the worlds of architecture, design, wellness and technology.

 

Discover our 'Portals' which are planted around London and are designed to take you into the present moment, connect with yourself and with the world around you. 

 

Be still in the city, while still being in the city.

DOWNLOAD THE FREE OPO APP

FIND YOUR WAY TO A PORTAL

SIT COMFORTABLY AND RELAX

PUT YOUR HEADPHONES ON

PRESS PLAY

 

AND BE GUIDED INTO THE PRESENT STATE

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EXPLORE THE LFA21 PORTALS

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BARBICAN LAKESIDE
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LEADING MINDS

In Wellness & Technology  //

  In Architecture & Interior Design

By joining forces to create 'Still In The City' for LFA21, OPO and Universal bring together the worlds of architecture, design, wellness and technology.

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OPO is a first of its kind network of mindful exploration experiences integrated into everyday spaces.

 

We pair meditation with carefully curated soundscapes and real-life views to create an immersion into the urban & natural landscape.

 

Mindful observations techniques guide you to rest your attention on specific elements in your view while engaging with specific breathing methods.

 

Neuro-scientific sound frequencies and techniques stimulate brain activity to reduce stress & anxiety and support relaxation, focus, energy & motivation.

 

Fundamentally, OPO guides us to find a deeper connection to world around us while forming greater self-regulation & brain/heart health.

 

Because, at OPO, we believe wellness is our human right.

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Universal Design Studio is an award-winning architecture and design practice based in London and New York.

 

Driven by a deeply held belief in the transformative power of well-designed, finely crafted spaces, the studio employs a bespoke approach to each project to create better spaces, better experiences and better cities.

 

The studio is underpinned by a rigorous research and development process and inspired by the creativity that comes from the close collaboration of a diverse group of designers and architects with our clients.

 

Universal was founded in 2001 by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby in response to the growing demand for their distinctive design aesthetic and clever use of material details in architectural and interior design contexts.

 

The studio is co-directed by Jason Holley and Paul Gulati.

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DISCOVER MORE WITH OUR OPO APP

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