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'Dream Cube' by ESI Design, photo by Basil Childers

The New York based architectural practice ESI Design realised the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion (SCP) which is characterised by its illuminated façade – an unique 3D display surface comprised of a 65 km long grid made from plastic tubes, each spaced half a meter apart with LEDs every ten inches. Heart of the pavilion is the Dream Cube Control Room, an immersive, interactive 360-degree theatre experience where the visitors’ collective movements trigger changes to millions of LED lights on the Dream Cube’s façade.

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UK Pavilion by Heatherwick Studio

The London based architectural practice Heatherwick Studio, founded in 1994 by Thomas Heatherwick, recently unveiled the UK Pavilion for the World Expo in Shanghai.

Held under the auspices of the Bureau International des Expositions, the Shanghai Expo will be the largest the world has ever seen. Staged on a 5,28 km2 city centre site beside the Huangpu River, it features pavilions representing the ideas and cultural and commercial ambitions of more than 200 countries and international organisations.

UK Pavilion by Heatherwick Studio

Get here some information about the remarkable optic fibre facade of the Seed Cathedral in the center of the Pavilion:

“The Seed Cathedral sits in the centre of the UK Pavilion’s site, 20 metres in height, formed from 60,000 slender transparent fibre optic rods, each 7.5 metres long and each encasing one or more seeds at its tip. During the day, they draw daylight inwards to illuminate the interior. At night, light sources inside each rod allow the whole structure to glow. As the wind moves past, the building and its optic “hairs” gently move to create a dynamic effect. Heatherwick previously experimented with texture and architecture at a much smaller scale with his Sitooterie projects. The Seed Cathedral is the ultimate development of this. Inside the darkened inner sanctum of the Seed Cathedral, the tips of the fibre optic filaments form an apparently hovering galaxy of slim vitrines containing a vast array of embedded seeds. The seeds have been sourced from China’s Kunming Institute of Botany, a partner in Kew Royal Botanic Gardens’ Millennium Seed Bank Project. Visitors will pass through this tranquil, contemplative space, surrounded by the tens of thousands of points of light illuminating the seeds.”

UK Pavilion by Heatherwick Studio

UK Pavilion by Heatherwick Studio

UK Pavilion by Heatherwick Studio

more information about the UK Pavilion @ Architonic

to the Heatherwick Studio profile @ Architonic

Fri 26.3.

‘Enigmatica’ by Kit Webster (AU)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 26.03.2010 - Tagged as: , ,

ENIGMATICA from Kit Webster on Vimeo.


This light sculpture is the most recent work of the Australian media artist Kit Webster.


“Enigmatica acts as an experimental platform for the combination of light, sound and space in order to develop immersive synthasthetic environments.

A series of suspended frames diminish in size down the length of the gallery acting as a canvas for the display of surface specific projected visual sequences.

By positioning the frames in a perfect series, and developing visualisations that are isolated to these frames, I aim to create a work that does not exist entirely in one or two dimensions but a form of synthetic hybridized space.

It is this constructed inter-dimensionality and the development of freely flowing abstract visual and sonic sequences that aims to demonstrate the potential for new forms of digital sculpture”, the artist explains.


see more of Kit Webster’s work here

'Incitament' in Aalborg, 2009

The Copenhagen based textile designer realised some new stunning light installations. One of them is the 6 x 6 meter neon tapestry for Gigantium, a culture center in Aalborg, which is made from a beautyfully composed raster of neon tubes in several gradings of green.

'Incitament' in Aalborg, 2009

’5240 Vollsmose’ in Odense is a gigantic ornament on the roof top of the local culture center that moves slowly around its own axis. The 4 x 4 m symbol is made from LED and aluminium. According to the multi-cultural residents of this area the pattern is inspired from geometrical patterns in carpet design and architecture, especially from the Islamic world.

'5240 Vollsmose', 2009

'5240 Vollsmose', 2009

'5240 Vollsmose', 2009

to the Astrid Krogh website

Olafur Eliasson, Notion Motion, 2005, donation: H&F Patronage 2005, material: wood, rubber, lamps, water, 3240 x 1034 cm (L x B)

He is the master monumental atmospheres. For those who did not have the chance to visit ‘Notion Motion’ by the Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson in 2005, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen provides another opportunity to see this monumental installation in the museum’s large exhibition spaces. The 1500m2 installation is made up almost entirely of ripples of water reflected in light, in which Eliasson visualizes light waves.

Olafur Eliasson, Notion Motion, 2005, donation: H&F Patronage 2005, material: wood, rubber, lamps, water, 3240 x 1034 cm (L x B)

Notion Motion was developed specially for Museum Boijmans van Beuningen and was donated to the museum in 2005 by H+F Patronage, founded by the writer and collector, Han Nefkens.

Olafur Eliasson, Notion Motion, 2005, donation: H&F Patronage 2005, material: wood, rubber, lamps, water, 3240 x 1034 cm (L x B)

Olafur Eliasson, Notion Motion, 2005, donation: H&F Patronage 2005, material: wood, rubber, lamps, water, 3240 x 1034 cm (L x B)

The installation will be showcased from 22 May – 17 October 2010.


to the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen website


'A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

'A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

During this year’s Transmediale, the annual festival for art and digital culture in Berlin, the Austrian artist Gebhard Sengmüller presented his impressive installation ‘A Parallel Image’. It consists of a camera and a monitor which are connected through 2 500 cables.

A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

Gebhard Sengmüller explains: “A Parallel Image” is an electronic camera obscura. This media-archaeological, interactive sculpture is based on the fictive assumption that the currently still valid principle of electronically transmitting moving images, namely by breaking them down into single images and image lines, was never discovered. The result is an apparatus that attempts a highly elaborate parallel transmission of every single pixel from sender to receiver.”

A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

The installation was realised in collaboration with Franz Büchinger, supported by Fels-Multiprint.

A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

A Parallel Image' by Gebhard Sengmüller, photo by Julius Höhne

seen @ The Junction

to the Gebhard Sengmüller website

to the Julius Höhne website

to the Transmediale website

 

The installation is the latest instalment in the Dornbracht Edges series featuring projects in which architecture, design and art intersect. Curated by Mike Meiré, the installation is the work of the group Interpalazzo.

 

Interpalazzo is a collective of media artists. For ‘Revolving Realities’, Interpalazzo (Martin Hesselmeier, Andreas Muxel und Carsten Goertz) has teamed up with composer Marcus Schmickler, who is creating a sound composition specifically for the project.

 

to the Dornbracht collections @ Architonic

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

At this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival the Los Angeles based practice Ball-Nogues Studio developed this flexible structure on collaboration with students from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

Here is what the architects explain:

“The Elastic Plastic Sponge was created by students from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) led by Benjamin Ball, Gaston Nogues and Andrew Lyon of the Ball-Nogues Studio. The Elastic Plastic Sponge is a large scale installation and can be twisted, arched and curled to form different types of space including a lounge, a theater, or a large sculptural Mobius strip. In the desert heat of Indio, the architectural installation will provide a respite from the sun by making shade and mist while at night, each “cell” within the Elastic Plastic Sponge supports a fluorescent tube–the tubes shift in orientation relative to each other to create the effect of sweeping motion. The motion effect is evident from close-up as well as impactful from across the vast festival grounds–an important asset in an environment of throngs of festival-goers and competing spectacles.”

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

“The Elastic Plastic Sponge is a unique structure. In architecture terminology, the phrase that describes a system whose form is derived from its material properties is “form active.” These types of structures are difficult to study using software. They often require architects to explore their designs by testing full-scale mock-ups, and using that empirical information to help inform the process of digital modeling, which is studied in the studio rather than in the field.

The Elastic Plastic Sponge is comprised of 250 cells, each fabricated using custom jigs designed by SCI-Arc students. The cell module is a very effective way of constructing a temporary structure: each can be transported as a flat unit to the Festival and rapidly assembled on site; after the Festival is over, dismantling and transportation to a new site is easy.”

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

“From the Festival’s standpoint of an event spanning several days, the Elastic Plastic Sponge can be rapidly reconfigured to create unique spatial arrangements each day; its flexibility allows the designers to adapt to changing crowd, climate and site conditions. From a pedagogical standpoint, the Elastic Plastic Sponge’s mutability enabled students to examine its unique structure at full scale; working and reworking its shape as they would a digital model.”

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

'Elastic Plastic Sponge'

Project Team: Joanne Angeles, Benjamin Ball, Phil Blaine, Seyoung Choi, Dina Giordano, Benlloyd Goldstein, Monica Gutierrez, James Jones, William Kim, Anthony Lagunay, Andrew Lyon, Jorge Miranda, Jeffery Morrical, Gaston Nogues, Mandana Ozlati, Tim Peeters

to the Ball-Nogues Studio website

The shadow structures by Ball-Nogues Studio

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