The University seeks to foster creativity in various fields of study, provide students with professional art and design expertise, and make a lasting contribution to the industry and society at large. To help support this mission, the University unveiled a new satellite facility in Osaka in the spring of 2002, housing the University’s Division of Continuing Education. To best symbolize its focus on the marriage of traditional art and modern innovation, the approximately 200-foot high building makes use of the latest advancements in intelligent LED illumination from Color Kinetics Japan to distinguish its presence against the Osaka city skyline.(more…)
Yearly Archives: 2006
Every morning and evening, Magic Monkey’s living architecture project for Electrabel’s Power Station in Drogenbos, Belgium comes alive. Thousands of people driving by the power station every day are treated to a visual feast of color in motion.(more…)
On the top-floor observation deck of the Rockefeller Center in New York, a unique, interactive space has been created with the use of intelligent LED lighting supplied by Color Kinetics. Cameras track individual visitors as they move within the space, and signal the LED fixtures to create a series of individual colors and patterns. Conceptualized by Electroland of Los Angeles, the Target Interactive Breezeway has intelligently controlled LED light fixtures on all its surfaces.(more…)
A fountain in Chicago’s Millennium Park features two giant LED-lit towers faced with LED displays.The fountain consists of two 50-foot-high glass-block towers facing each other across a shallow 232-foot-long reflecting pool.On three sides, the towers glow from within thanks to color-changing LED lighting fixtures – approximately 70 units per tower – supplied by Color Kinetics, while the fourth sides feature Barco LED display screens that face each other across the reflecting pool.(more…)
Cabazon, California – March 2005 – Design firm Visual Terrain went hunting for a high impact, cost-effective way to brighten up the Morongo Casino and Resort. The architect’s desire for a visual experience to draw visitors from a distance as they approached the property meant to be of an extraordinary approach. Element Labs’ Versa TILE was the perfect blend of light and image. We were able to create a solution that literally stopped traffic on Interstate 10 (without accidents) and presented the property with a unique identity.
The Versa TILE X2 are encased in an exterior housing and may be attached to almost any outdoor surface. In Morongo’s case, tile strips were customized to fit on the curtain wall mullions, making installation fast and easy. The slim design also solved a cosmetic issue faced by the hotel. “This made the fixture practically invisible guests inside,” Levesque says, noting that while exterior lighting is important for a hotel, it’s also vital that it doesn’t overwhelm those staying inside.
Mobile telephone provider O2 Germany presented a spectacular showcase at the CeBIT 2005 trade show. Their approach featured the new Versa Pixel–single dots that grouped together produced over 28,000 points of moving light. The technology was adapted for the event by Element Labs, a company known for making exceptional designs possible through the convergence of light and video.(more…)
The Grand Indonesia tower (Jakarta, Indonesia) is a 57-story skyscraper covered with two LED videoscreens. The low-resolution back screen presents abstract motion art and the high-resolution foreground screen periodically presents lifestyle and branding content along the face of the building. Building visuals (both high and low resolution), comprise approximately 60,000 sq. ft. of LED video coverage along the exterior curtain wall.(more…)
Uniform LED strip lighting emphasises the curve of the corridors in the 54-storey “Turning Torso” tower. This futuristic apartment block, the tallest in Europe, corkscrews 190 metres into the sky like a twisting human torso at the “West Port” of Malmö. LED systems comprising DRAGONtape modules and OPTOTRONIC control gear are now proving their worth here in “real” lighting solutions.
Everyone taking the lift up their apartment in the “Turning Torso” is greeted on each floor by LED light from OSRAM. This futuristic apartment block corkscrews 190 metres into the sky like a twisting human torso at the “West Port” of Malmö. The 54-story tower was officially opened at the end of August 2005, the brainchild of the world famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
photos: by mescon via flickr
The Torre Agbar, or Agbar Tower, has been designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. It opened in June 2005 and it was inaugurated officially by the King of Spain on 16. September 2005.
The Torre Agbar is a colored lighting illuminate skyline that pretend to become one of the 21st century landmark of Barcelona.(more…)
The Aegis Hyposurface is an outstanding piece of technics. It was designed by deCOi Architects and recieved the Feidad (= Far Eastern International Digital Architectural Design) Award 2001. It is still a remarkable design approach. The idea behind is, that due to the different positions of the small metall tiles, the reflection of the surrounding light is changing. In this way a tremendous poetic way of displaying patterns and shapes is possible.The Prototype consists out of about 1000 of these metall tiles. They are moved by “telescopic fingers” which reach a speed up to 60 km/h and have a stroke of 50 cm. Look at the following movies: Hyposurface01.AVI Hyposurface02.AVI(more…)