Oskar-von-Miller tower, Munich

The Oskar-von-Miller tower is used by the world-renowned Technische Universität München to obtain precise weather data and conduct meteorological research. In October 2010, a team of top architects and lighting designers were hired to develop a solution to transform the soaring tower into a signature landmark and communication tool. When the originally-planned illumination systems were unable to meet the demands and challenges presented by the Oskar-von-Miller Tower transformation, the team turned to Traxon & e:cue for a dynamic lighting solution. 25 Traxon Dot XL-3 RGB systems and 23 Traxon String RGB systems, resulting in a total of more than 5,000 pixels of light, were paired with 16 e:cue Butlers and a Lighting Control Engine (LCE) to successfully solve the visibility, precision, budgetary, and timeline challenges posed by the project.


Media Architecture Compendium (iPad App)

The media architecture compendium is a collection of about 46 unique projects exhibited at the Media Architecture Biennale 2010 in Vienna, Austria. The collection is updated on a regular basis. The compendium features stunning photos and videos, that give a vivid impression of the architectural and artistic impact of the projects.

Projects by: UNStudio, realities:united, aether architecture, Asymptote Architecture, Arup, Treusch architecture, Peter Cook, Herzog & de Meuron, Gramazio&Kohler Architecture, Rogier van der Heide, Manfred Wuits, MIT Massachusetts, Renzo Piano, Simone Giostra and Partner, magic monkey, ETH Zurich – horao, LAb[au], Traxon e:cue, Zumtobel, Citiled, ag4 media facade gmbh / GKD, and many, many more.

Introductory texts by the exhibition curators Gernot Tscherteu and Martin Tomitsch.

Now available for free in the AppStore.

Wanda Plaza Mall, Tangshan city

AHL realized the Wanda Plaza Mall project whilst 4 months, 1 month for project design, about 1 month for production, and the rest of the time for installation and testing. The C30 Typ embed in aluminum panels with a pitch of 100mm has been used, in total 218,000 pixels. The led screen covers the mall’s 4 entrances, with around 2,200 square meters. By now the mall has become a landmark in Tangshan city.


Floating Island at Han River in Seoul

Galaxia Electronics’ s latest symbolic Media Façade Solution has been unveiled at Han River in Seoul. Three man-made islands lightening up Han River are integrated among one another utilizing 1500 LGP (Lighting Glass Panel) Galaxia Electronics adopted customized optical technology to block light intrusion affecting outward view from inside.

Floating Island from Galaxia Electronics on Vimeo


Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul

With the newly reoriented direction of Manu Park, the NJP Art Center will seek to strengthen its role to develop initiatives to revitalize Paik’s artistic legacy. As a first step in doing so this year, the NJP Art Center is delighted to present a new exhibition “Mediascape, à pas de Nam June Paik.” This exhibition picks up on the notion of ‘mediascape,’ which was put forward by scholars such as anthropologist Arjun Appadurai (1990) and art historian David Joselit (2005).

In the two-storey space of the NJP Art Center, the works of Nam June Paik and other artists will be mingled together. The whole space will be made to constitute a kind of seamless mediascape where visitors play its ‘topography’ out in a bodily manner, and thus the Paikian way of living in the mediascape can come out in performative and revelatory ways. Additionally, we will also use the façade of the Seoul Square building, located across from the Seoul Station, as part of our exhibition space, which was realized in cooperation with Gana Mplanet. One of Paik’s “Suite 212″ video series will be projected every night onto the huge screen, soaring 256 feet high and stretching 325 feet wide, which consists of 42,000 LEDs, so that the two physically distant sites are connected within this exhibition’s mediascape. The exhibition is an effort to pave the way for a new prospect to lay open the embedded but hitherto veiled layers of the Paikian mediascape.


Custom MediaFacade for Autostadt, Wolfsburg

Autostadt, the visitor attraction centre adjacent to the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, featured a main façade with an integrated Neon installation that needed to be replaced. The new installation had to adhere to three major design criteria: it had to simulate the original neon installation, blend seamlessly with the building’s clean, modern architecture and it had to remain true to Volkswagen’s values of environmental protection and sustainable development.


Innovationsforum Urban Screens, Berlin

Urban Screens, digitale Bildschirme im Stadtraum, werden als Medienträger künftig herkömmliche Poster und Plakate mehr und mehr ablösen. Die neue Technologie bietet vielfältige Nutzungspotenziale sowie wirtschaftliche Wachstumschancen, birgt aber gleichermaßen soziale Herausforderungen und Umweltgefahren. Das Innovationsforum Urban Screens, eine vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) geförderte Initiative von Public Art Lab, nimmt sich dieser Auseinandersetzung an. Seit März 2011 trafen Akteure des Interaktionsfeldes aus den Bereichen Infrastruktur, Technologie, Content, Stadtentwicklung und Cross Media Marketing zusammen, um zentrale Fragestellungen, Potentiale sowie Risiken der Urban Screens zu diskutieren. Diese Auseinandersetzung wird am 25./26. Mai 2011 im Rahmen des Innovationsforum Urban Screens im Collegium Hungaricum Berlin fortgesetzt. Die Panels ‚Urban Screens als urbane Sichtfenster’, ‚Urban Screens als Kommunikationsplattformen’, ‚Urban Screens als multimediale Bühnen’ und ‚Mediale Stadtentwicklung’ sowie das ‚World Cafe’, ein prozessorientiertes Brainstorming, bereiten dafür die Plattform.


Nexus, London

Jason Bruges Studio’s latest artwork has been unveiled at Sunderland Station. The 144m long piece presents a virtual platform filled with travellers within a glass block wall. The 3m tall glass block wall in the underground train station has been turned into a large low-resolution video matrix (755×15 pixels). Behind the wall is a disused platform, which long ago used to see passengers waiting for trains. Now the tracks are long gone and the old platform is hidden from view., we have created ghostly characters that appear behind the glass wall opposite passengers waiting for the trains.

by: Jason Bruges Studio