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…)
Flunk night is a combination of bright, hi-tech LED visuals and cutting-edge sounds. klipp-av will perform a set of live-computed music integrated with imagery on a 30sqm display in the Cochrane Theatre’s stage and VJ Mowgli and Passion-FM’s Darien-J will play. new research by blipcreative allowing faster connection of software music and imagery synthesis with high-performance displays, enables exploration of new approaches to club performance.(more…)
Join the free guided tours with 6 Lighting Designers – in Partnership with Light+Building world-architetcs.com organizes guided tours with Gerd Pfarré, Gabriele Allendorf, Ulrike Brandi, Jan Dinnebier/Jan Blieske and Daniel Klages. The tours will start at the Outlook Lounge and last approximately 2 hours.
Each of them will show you individual highlights at Light+Building in Frankfurt from April 11 to 16.
Contact via: world-architects.com
The Balance Tower is part of the newly constructed pumping station built by the Spanish water supply company ATLL and is designed to conceal a water reservoir within it. Its media skin developed by ag4 is a stunning fusion of moving images with the extraordinary architecture of the building. This mediatecture, developed in line with the function of the building, is based on a future-oriented approach that aims for a sustainable and long-term impact. The concrete core of the structure spanning a surface of 768 m2 is covered in an exciting patchwork of metal and photovoltaic elements, creating an intelligent form of self-generated energy supply concealed within an aesthetic element. The LED profiles fit perfectly into the joints of the outer skin, emphasizing the vertical structure of the construction.(more…)
Just having finished construction shortly before the new year, New Sky Dome Building is one of Ban-Qiao City’s newest and unique apartment towers. The building’s media lighting system is comprised of customized flexible LED units housed within the key features of the facade: an array of 476 x 3.6m circles. Each circle is segmented into eight video pixels, with a system total of 3,808 pixels.(more…)
Traxon Technologies innovative lighting fixtures were used to turn a windmill into a sensational piece of LED art. Equipped with over 1,000 ultra bright Dot XL-9 lighting fixtures (9,000 LEDs) the world’s biggest revolving media screen displays a multitude of stunning colors as well as medium-resolution video content. Challenged by the difficult winter-weather conditions as well as the implementation of an installation on a constantly rotating object, artist Michael Pendry chose Traxon as partner for realizing this spectacular project due to its innovative and customizable lighting solutions. IP67-rated the Dot XL offers exactly the flexibility needed for this demanding project. Available with 3, 6 or 9 high performance LEDs per dot casing the single controllable dots are mounted on an elastic cable with customizable pitch offering the possibility of an installation on almost any surface or three-dimensional shape. Furthermore the Dot XL has a robust casing that ensures full outdoor capability.
Controllable by DMX as well as DVI input signals Traxon’s Dot XL displays full color lighting effects and spectacular video animations. Visible from a distance of up to 30 kilometers the LED windmill is a pioneering installation and a symbol for green energy, due to Traxon’s cutting-edge innovation using only as much electricity as one hair dryer or two water kettles.(more…)