Pixel Sonne – Taming Sunlight

Sunlight and new media are fascinating! Let’s redirect and pixelate natural light! Pixel Sonne integrates the unchangeable dynamic and ephemeral beauty of sunlight to form a media façade.

It is a responsive yet subtle medium that uses the universal language of natural light to spark communication amongst people. Pixel Sonne is based on high-tech devices but evokes a feeling of only slightly touching digital aspects.


Travesias by Daniel Canogar, Brussles

BLIP’s new installation for the artist Daniel Canogar marks the opening of the Spanish Presidency of the EU. Between 28th and 30th December 2009 BLIP completed this major art installation in the Council of the European Union, Brussels. Collaborating with Daniel Canogar, BLIP has used its P37 display and PixelBus technology to realise a 37m LED sculpture suspended 10m above the ground in the atrium of the Justus Lipsius building. Conceived as a looping strip of display visible in daylight, the installation allows Canogar’s work to reflect in the glass and marble surfaces of the atrium, creating a very large field of moving imagery depicting migration and the transforming population of the EU.


Zeilgalerie, Frankfurt / Main

The shopping mall Zeilgalerie is famous well beyond Frankfurts city limits and since its existence has formed a central part of the town centre of the city. The commission includes the comprehensive redesign of the façade and the public areas of the interior.The most significant feature of the redesign is the complexly composed façade with its dynamically programmed light orchestration. The softly pulsating light ornamentation of the media façade includes a large variety of aesthetic light images: Clear-cut geometrical patterns transform fluently into organic interplays of light and shadow; delicate linear accents alternate with striking large-scale effects. The interplay of several diversely designed façade levels makes for fascinating overlaying effects and visual depth.The interior design concept takes up the original idea of a vertical urban structure and realises it in a contemporary visual design idiom.


Lichtsegel, Millstättersee

Light sails are used as guiding symbols for the state exhibition around the Millstaetter Lake, Austria. The objects are abstract sails, as a “light-space-installation”. The objects are orientated to the lake. The lake Millstaetter Lake is getting a tribune out of water, because the energy of the lake is trapped, converted and reflected as light. So the sails are working as a transmitter and receiver at the same time.


Sea Organ, Zadar

Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun are two public installations by architect Nikola Bašic on the coastline of Zadar, Croatia. Sea Organ consists of 35 musically tuned whistle openings facing the sea. The moving tides push air through the tubes and plays a random harmonic melody, augmenting the sound of the sea and emphasising the ambient sounds of the coast. Greeting to the Sun has sensors which store energy for a light show at night.

via:, by: Nikola Bašic

Museum of Art, Tampa

The Tampa Museum of Art commissioned digital light artist Leo Villareal to design an installation for the façade of the new museum. The exterior of the new facility features programmable light emitting diodes (LEDs), 45 feet high and 300 feet long, embedded within two-layers of perforated aluminum panels. In daylight, the museum’s façade creates a moiré-like pattern, and in darkness Villareal’s LED installation will illuminate downtown Tampa.


iRis Project, AEC Linz

By combining a recently developed mobile software application with the multimedia facade of the ARS Electronica building we intend to lower participation barriers for end users when interacting with such facades.

We developed two prototypes: in the first application, users can paint interactively on the building using touch input on the mobile device. In a second application, users are able to solve a jigsaw puzzle displayed on the facade.

iRiS (Immediate Remote Interaction System) is a joint research project from the University of Saarbrücken, Germany and University of Munich, Germany.