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“Constellation” at Covent Garden, London

TARMLED SHINES BRIGHT AT COVENT GARDEN IN LONDON

Constellation
A work by United Visual Artists Ltd

UVA present their latest responsive installation commissioned by Covent Garden as part of their Delight Christmas campaign this year. “Constellation“ is a light-based sculpture which has been designed especially for the Covent Garden Market Halls.

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BEYOND MEDIA festival, Florence

The next edition of the BEYOND MEDIA festival -which will take place at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence, Italy, July 9-17, 2009- will once again offer the opportunity to enhance the architectural discourse by means of a wider awareness of the role of the media of communication in the professional, academic and public field.

The ninth edition of the Florence festival is titled “VISIONS”.

It seems as if contemporary architecture lost, in the last years, its ability to pursue broad visions, to collect with a wide outlook the complex transformations of the built environment, to lead its thoughts and conscience beyond that which is usual, empirical, and visible. The massive production and consumption of architectural images resulted in a greater vicinity, on the part of the general public, to design issues. But, at the same time, they produced an alteration in the way people conceive architecture, and affected the ability and the opportunity to generate visions, and hence theories, which are deeply rooted in our times but, at the same time, are receptive towards new possible scenarios.

With “VISIONS”, the BEYOND MEDIA festival suggests to carefully think over topics of figuration and representation, and will put forward more effective visions which might be useful in tracing the outlines of our possible future.

via: beyondmedia.it

Stereoskope by Project Blinkenlights, Toronto

After a long break, Project Blinkenlights is coming back big time in Toronto, Canada this year. Targeting the landmark building of Toronto City Hall, the group is participating in this year’s Nuit Blanche all-night art event on October 4th, 2008. The installation’s name “Stereoscope” reflects the special nature of the building with its two curved, opposing facades effectively creating a three-dimensional appearance.

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New Ars Electronica Center, Linz

Ars Electronica’s outstanding international reputation assures it a place in the limelight during Linz’s term as European Capital of Culture in 2009. The city is now creating an appropriate architectural setting for this starring role by expanding the Ars Electronica Center. The planning is the work of Treusch architecture, Vienna.

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The World’s Largest Timepiece: Bahnhofstrasse Christmas Lights, Zurich

A great example by Gramazio & Kohler how christmas lights could look in future; Here’s a short description by the architects themselves:

” ‘Distinctive, generous, unique’—these were some of the qualities expected of the Christmas illuminations in Zurich’s internationally renowned shopping street. ….We designed a continuous band of lights, 1.1 km long, using 275 tubes of light, which we called “The World’s Largest Timepiece”.

In terms of urban planning, the installation connects the railway station to the lake. Its simple, linear course turns the band of light into the visual backbone of the city, accentuating the appearance of the Bahnhofstrasse and its two slight yet distinct changes in direction. …

View at Paradeplatz; Photo by Roman Keller

View at Paradeplatz; Photo by Roman Keller

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Rundle Lantern, Adelaide

Rundle Lantern will be launched at 7.30pm Friday 24 October! Be there as it lights up Adelaide for the first time. Join the celebration with music, entertainment and more.

Constructed around the face of the Rundle Street U-Park, the Rundle Lantern is a digital canvas that uses computer controlled LEDs to illuminate 748 square panels to deliver a unique platform for art. Its purpose is to enrich, invigorate and enliven the intersection of Rundle Street and Pulteney Street.

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Media augmented architectural surfaces – HFT Stuttgart

The ‘Medien und Raum’ Studio is a master course subject taught by Dr. Haeusler at the HfT Stuttgart – Hochschule für Technik. The Studio is part of a new research focus at the university on media architecture and interactive architecture. ‘Medien und Raum’ focused on the architectural integration of state of the art media technology. The two projects presented ‘Concrete LED Façade’ by Angela Renz and Dominik Kommerell and ‘Lochblech LED Façade’ by Ute Schweinle, Melek Güler and Andrea Fackler are prototypes resulting from this studio. Both projects were conducted as scientific research projects where conditions and materials were tested and documented and the prototypes are a result of the research.

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O2 Arena, Berlin

The O2 World Arena is located on 50 acres along the Spree River near the Berlin Wall East Side Gallery in the heart of Berlin, Germany. The arena seats approximately 17,000 people. Grand opening ceremonies were Sept. 10, 2008. The first event, a Metallica album release party, was Sept. 12, 2008.

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Shanghai Pearl TV Tower

Located on the east side of Huangpu River, near the Lujiazuei International Financial District and a striking contrast to the neo-classical buildings along the Bund on the opposite river bank, Shanghai Pearl TV Tower is not only the most remarkable building in Shanghai, but has become the symbolic icon that illuminating the energetic and cultural image of Shanghai City that continuously showcases her beauty to the world.

Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower was built and completed on 1 October, 1994. Though twenty years have come and gone, this iconic Tower has seen an influx of thousands and upon thousands of visitors from all over the world, coming together to embrace the beauty of this Pearl Tower.

As planned, the outdoor lighting system has been re-designed and renovated every decade in order to usher in a new era that shows the best of her beauty to the world. This year, 2014, marks Phase 2 of the renovation, which stands for the most advanced outdoor lighting design and technology. It is expected to attain the world-class level as well as showing the culture, technology, innovation, romance and irresistible charm that surprises all visitors all over the world not only to behold but to gain an amazing experience. StrongLED, as the responsible company for the execution of phase 2 of the project, has achieved an outstanding work.

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