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Posts tagged as 'lighting system'

'Six-Forty by Four-Eighty' by Zigelbaum + Coelho

MIT Media Lab research students and self-avowed nerds Jamie Zigelbaum and Marcelo Coehlo have presented a compelling light installation at this year’s Design Miami Basel, called ‘Six-Forty by Four-Eighty’. Working at the interface between design and digital technology, the duo, one of four recipients of the show’s W Hotels Designers of the Future Awards, have created a modular, interactive lighting system that encourages the user to touch, move, compose and recompose its constituent parts to create a rich visual drama.

'Six-Forty by Four-Eighty' by Zigelbaum + Coelho

Based on the idea of the pixel, the installation features 220 magnetic tiles, which, when moved, change colour. Dynamic light patterns across multiple pixels can be produced by simply pointing at them. Most fascinating of all though is the way that they can communicate with each other via the user: touching two of the tiles at the same time allows a current to pass through the person’s skin, which has a synchronising effect. Never was nerdiness so beautiful.

'Six-Forty by Four-Eighty' by Zigelbaum + Coelho

'Six-Forty by Four-Eighty' by Zigelbaum + Coelho

to the Zigelbaum + Coelho website

'Bridgets Bardo' by James Turrell, 2009, photo by Florian Holzherr

'Bridgets Bardo' by James Turrell, 2009, photo by Florian Holzherr

Form 24 October to 5 April 2010 the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg / Germany showcases a new installation of the Californian light artist James Turrell which he especially conceived for the museum’s space – like all of James Turrell’s works a fascinating exploration of space and light.

'Bridget's Bardo', Model, 2009, by James Turrell

'Bridget's Bardo', Model, 2009, by James Turrell

'Roden Crater – Crater’s Eye' by James Turrell, photo by Florian Holzherr

'Roden Crater – Crater’s Eye' by James Turrell, photo by Florian Holzherr

“Occupying a central place in James Turrell’s oeuvre is the Roden Crater, an extinct volcano in the Arizona desert which the artist has been transforming into an observatory since 1974.”

'Sun and Moon Space', Roden Crater model, 2006, photo by Florian Holzherr Courtesy: Häusler Contemporary, München | Zürich

'Sun and Moon Space', Roden Crater model, 2006, photo by Florian Holzherr Courtesy: Häusler Contemporary, München | Zürich

This exhibition is supported by Volkswagen Financial Services. Zumtobel’s innovative lighting solutions enable James Turrell’s artistic vision to become reality.

'Roden Crater' by ames Turrell

'Roden Crater' by James Turrell, photo by Florian Holzherr

to the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg website

Wed 17.6.

Lighting system in Cairo / Egypt by PSLAB Beirut

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 17.06.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

Tamarai Restaurant in Cairo

Tamarai Restaurant in Cairo

The Beirut-based architects of PSLAB recently developed for a restaurant in Cairo a lighting system made of metallic beams carrying horseshoe-like fixtures.

The grid of the substructure is induced by the façade’s architectural layout of windows and walls.

Lighting system by PSLAB Beirut

Lighting system by PSLAB Beirut

PSLAB Beirut

PSLAB Beirut

to the PSLAB Beirut website

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