AMF Waste-to-Energy Plant at night. With a light installation by "realities united" the plant's smoke stack are transformed into making it puff smoke rings, serving as a measuring stick of CO2 emission.
Located in an industrial area near the city center the new Waste-to-Energy plant will be an exemplary model in the field of waste management and energy production, as well as an architectural landmark in the cityscape of Copenhagen. The roof of the new Amagerforbraending is turned into a 31.000 m2 ski slope of varying skill levels for the citizens of Copenhagen… (more…)
“Crystal Mesh” media façade by realities:united
Iluma, Singapore’s latest urban entertainment retail centre, launched its ‘Crystal Mesh’ media façade installation by realities:united, a Berlin based studio for art and architecture, with a public demonstration on Saturday, 15 August.
The full opening of the completed façade installation and the start of the projected artistic program on Crystal Mesh is scheduled for December 2009. The building was designed by Singapore-based WOHA architects.
Iluma, urban entertainment retail centre with 'Crystal Mesh' façade
The Crystal Mesh façade covers a total area of 5180m2 of which 2550m2 are equipped as a media installation. All “crystal elements” are made up of a translucent, polycarbonate hull and an aluminum back-plate. Each electrified Crystal Element contains between 1 and 7 individually controllable light sources, which are located in the respective “Light Cells” of the Crystal Element. In contrast there are “blind” Crystal Elements, which carry no light sources inside. Between the two outer parts lays the interior “Component Sub frame“ on which all the electrical parts (Dimmer, Bulb socket, wiring) are mounted along with a continuous or segmented „Reflector Element“ which is folded to optimize the flow of light.
Installing the crystals
Client: Jack Investment Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
Architecture: WOHA Architects, Singapore
Crystal Mesh (Media) Façade Design: realities:united, studio for art and architecture (Berlin) in collaboration with WOHA Architects, Singapore
Current (starting 15.8.2009) Video Art Piece: autokolor (Berlin)
Media Façade Software Development: thismedia (Berlin)
Realization / Technology: Million Lighting Co Pte Ltd (Singapore) with Kurihara Kogyo Co., LTD. (Singapore Branch) Fritz Borsi Gmbh & Co. KG (Germany), SE Lightmanagement AG (Switzerland)
to the realities:united website
to the WOHA architects website
'Contemporary Architecture' by realites:united: A hybrid of a clock and a lamp
“Contemporary Architecture” presents an minimalist installation by the Berlin-based architects and artists of realities:united. Two digits of 7-segment display — formed by using industrial fluorescent tubes — are suspended from the ceiling. The installation is light sign, information carrier, and light source at the same time.
The installation is based on a research in the aesthetic potential of “anyhow-technolgies”, technologies and systems which are regarded to be “inevitable” for architecture. realities:united wants to merge these systems and offer a new view.
“Contemporary Architecture” is one of the nominated projects of the DMY Award, at the DMY festival in Berlin this week.
to the realities:united website