Call for Participation
CHI 2011 Workshop on Large Displays in Urban Life – from Exhibition Halls to Media Facades
Submission DL 14th of January 2011
The movie „Luminous walls: From clerestory windows to pixelated planes“, is a shortened version of the lecture that was presented at the Cornell University in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis in Ithaca/USA (Oct. 18th, 2010) and at the Columbia University in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York (Oct. 26th, 2010).
The timeline depicts different international lighting approaches from backlit clerestory windows for spiritual enlightenment to changing pixelated planes based on LED technology. Embedded videos for some projects enable a vivid understanding of dynamic installations. More text information is available on YouTube.
via: Thomas Schielke – arclighting.de
Dieses Buch von Christoph Kronhagel richtet sich an Architekten, Designer, Kommunikationsspezialisten und engagierte Bauherren – kurz an alle, die sich dafür interessieren, wie sich physische Lebensräume konkret und sinnvoll mit medialen Lebenswelten verbinden lassen. Hauptthema ist die Gestaltung von:
Medienfassaden und medial gestaltete Räume.(more…)
The timeline depicts international media facades with their different artistic, social or brand messages up to interfaces like iPhone Apps or brain sensors for public participation. The movie is a shortened version of the lecture, „The semiotics of media facades – When buildings start to twitter” that was presented at the Parsons The New School for Design in New York.
via: Thomas Schielke – arclighting.de
From the image of heaven to dynamic light Luminous ceilings provide spacious room impressions and can provide different types of lighting. Besides this, they are, however, also metaphors of the natural sky and a mirror of an aesthetic and architectural debate. The historical observation of ceilings reveals that the image of heaven, which reached a theological culmination in the luminous Renaissance stucco techniques, turned into large-scale light emanating surfaces. Even if the luminance of contemporary LED screens has increased intensely and thereby creates a point of attraction, designers still look to establish a pictorial language for an impressive appearance.
via/by: Thomas Schielke – arclighting.de
This interview was given to Scott Johnson and Ashlen Williams, graduate students from the University of Kansas currently developing a research project on “Communicative Architecture: An Analysis of How Digital Infrastructure Shapes Human Interaction in the Built Environment.”
1. How does the interactive, animated nature of the newest forms of media facades redefine public space?
Well, I think we all must admit that we simply don’t know. Always when a new technology emerges there are some prophets that predict salvation and the dawn of a new era of communication and there are others that warn against negative effects like light pollution or excessive advertising. In a sense both sides are true but one has to develop more differentiated points of view. In other words: an emotional but also rational discourse is needed in order to tame the chances and risks of this new field. The discussion has to be as public as possible and is to involve different stakeholders. – That’s a main reason for organising the Media Facades Festival in Berlin (http://www.mediaarchitecture.org/mediafacades2008/)(more…)
This is my presentation at the Media Architecture Conference in London in Sept. 2007. with voice and better image quality.
MediaArchitecture definition (first try), challenges, tag cloud, media facade typologies, facade structure, display structure, building automation, led
The Torre Agbar, or Agbar Tower, has been designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. It opened in June 2005 and it was inaugurated officially by the King of Spain on 16. September 2005.
The Torre Agbar is a colored lighting illuminate skyline that pretend to become one of the 21st century landmark of Barcelona.(more…)
Some years ago Christian Möller, Joachim Sauter from ART+COM have published some interesting ideas for the EXPO in Hannover. They can be found at netzspannung.org. There’s a paper Das vierte Format: Die Fassade als mediale Haut der Architektur [PDF | 669 KB ] published in 2004.