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Jeddah’s Corniche won’t ever be the same after final completion of the King’s Road Tower and its breath-taking cutting-edge LED MediaFacade. Being the largest in the Middle East, with almost 10.000 sqm of custom-made video system, it also uses the DMF 2.0 technology: the latest and trendiest innovation for full integration into the Facade.(more…)
The experience of light and lighting is multi-sensory: light does not only provide sight, but also enhances texture (that we feel), reveals shape (that we touch) and space (that we are in). Media architecture often is created using “hard” surfaces such as glass and composites, with little attention to the experience of texture and tactility. Luma Space 2010 is the result of an exploration of “soft” materials that are back lit using a pixelated LED grid.(more…)
The lights and images become part of the body of the surface they inhabit. Does the light mold itself to the architectural forms or do the structures themselves arch into the light? An organic relationship, the urban environment is subtly activated to engage both employees and passersby. Moment Factory was invited by PHA Lighting Group to create an LCD media façade to serve as a continuous visual animation for their iconic location. Integrated into the architecture, the media façade creates an impression of the building as a living organism. The technology is hidden – it is the experience that engages the public. A framework of 5000 pixel RGB LED screens was built on the building’s façade. To avoid use of a matrix, the units are laid out in a quincunx form to make an asymmetrical whole. A prismatic Lexan used for projection warps the pixels to create an impression of 3D.(more…)
The City of Dreams is a mega project realised by StandardVision in Macau – China. The whole light installation ist stretching like a giant canvas over four different buildings. Adrian Velicescu of StandardVision:” It´s hard enough to distribute the data to a large screen in a building, but when you start looking at multiple towers that are 500 meters away from each other, it became apparent that we needed to combine a number of new technologies in order to pull it off.”(more…)
Rogier van der Heide:
The past six years, between architects UNStudio and myself a close collaboration has been established. UNStudio is an architecture office with great appreciation of light present in all of their work. The unique 51.3m high concave façade has got a lighting and product design conceived in a joint design process between the architects, my team at Arup and Alliance Optotek (AOP), the local lighting manufacturer. Using workshops and brainstorm sessions, the team developed a textured façade skin responding to the environment by reflecting daylight and showing its 3D nature at night with integrated lighting.(more…)
The refurbishment of 77 Des Voeux Road (now known as the Nexxus Building), transformed a 1960’s curtain wall relic into an ‘A’ grade modern and efficient commercial building in the heart of Central, Hong Kong. The sustainable theme was continued into the lighting design. Nexxus needed to make a statement, something that would stand out when viewed in the two parallel ‘concrete canyons’ of Des Voeux Road and Connaught Roads, between which the building is sandwiched.(more…)
by: Ruairi Glynn and Sarah Shafiei
Digital Architecture: Passages Through Hinterlands is a collection of provocative projects from a young generation of digitally enabled designers. This publication oscillates between the analog and the digital, from concept to realisation, mapping processes as it explores the diverse digital paths that lead innovative spaces, poetic narratives and social interactions. The book covers a spectrum of London’s leading graduates and young practices, featuring projects from the Architectural Association, Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), University of Westminster and Royal College of Art, and case studies and interviews with architects including Amanda Levete Architects, Plasma Studio, JDS Architects, sixteen* (makers), Horhizon, marcosandmarjan, Mette Ramsgard Thomsen, Philip Beesley, David Greene, Samantha Hardingham, Usman Haque and Neil Spiller.
Trash Mirror – 2001
500 pieces of variously colored trash collected from the streets of New York and artist’s pockets, motors, control electronics, concealed video camera, computer. Size – W 76″ x H 76″ x D 8″ (193cm ,193cm, 20cm) Though built 3 years after the Wooden Mirror, Trash mirror was conceived first, However the concept seemed too risky at the time so I decided to build the Wooden Mirror first. This piece suggests that we are reflected in what we discard. The piece celebrates the ability of computation to inflict order on even the messiest of substances – trash.(more…)