The experience of light and lighting is multi-sensory: light does not only provide sight, but also enhances texture (that we feel), reveals shape (that we touch) and space (that we are in). Media architecture often is created using “hard” surfaces such as glass and composites, with little attention to the experience of texture and tactility. Luma Space 2010 is the result of an exploration of “soft” materials that are back lit using a pixelated LED grid.
(SCI-Arc), Elastic Plastic Sponge is large scale installation, designed and built for the famous Coachella Festival. Unique in form, this installation is highly flexible and can be twisted, curled and arched in order to form different spaces, ranging from lounge, theater, sun-shade to large sculptural Mobius strip.
Precisely described in architectural terminology as form active, meaning that its form is derived from the material properties.
Made of lightweight flexible plastic tube, the installation was actually weaved like a big basket. The individual gems are held together using loops of aircraft cable precisely threaded through small holes drilled in the tubing. The gems were further held together as a big ribbon using worm drive hose clamps in precise locations. The structure operated as a big sponge – it was squishy and unbreakable, therefore very suitable for festival environment. As it was open and anchored to the ground using earth nails, in heavy winds it was stationary. In order to serve as festival attraction at night, the whole assembly was arrayed with T5 fluorescent tubes gelled purple.
Miguel Chevalier spreads Magic Carpets 2014 over Sacre Coeur in Morocco
Miguel Chevalier (born 1959) is a French digital artist known internationally as one of the pioneers of virtual art.
‘Magic Carpets 2014′ by French artist Miguel Chevalier is an interactive light display spread out across the floor of the former Sacré Coeur church in Casablanca, Morocco. covering it with a huge layer of light, the work references the world of biology, microorganisms, and cellular automata – as cells have the ability to multiply in abundance, divide and merge at different paces. pieces come together, fall apart and transform in shape at rapid speeds. the displayed organic universe mingles with a digital construction of overlapping pixels.
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Cell Cloud Installation, designed by Helbert Suarez and Remi Melander and manufactured by Barcelona-based System Design Studio, was exhibited at the 2012 Tent London. It is a modular divisional wall, suspended in the air, transformed into a 3 dimensional honeycomb structure that combines digital fabrication with organic geometry.
Designer: Helbert Suarez & Remi Melander (Spain)
Manufacturer: System Design Studio (Spain)
Two articulated light’s arms. A chaotic symmetry: CARMEN by #Panzeri Design #CarmenFerrara http://bit.ly/1gF0vbV
Yuichi Takasaka’s lunar eclipse photo is better than your lunar eclipse photo.
Taken over Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta. See those other specks chasing the Moon? Those aren’t lens flares, they’re fellow celestial bodies including Mars, Jupiter, and the star Spica.
prism design simulates infinity with reflective bamboo forest in wuxi
images via studio w – wataru ishida
a reflective passage of illuminated LEDs guides people into the building, leading them through a forest of never ending glowing bamboo stalks.
read more about the illuminated installation here: http://www.designboom.com/architecture/prism-design-infinity-reflective-bamboo-forest-wuxi-04-16-2014/
Another simply freaking amazing lighting design.
‘slap it’ lamp by london-based designer joseph begley
(Source: elatedlightthat)Raphael HeftiLaunching Rockets Never Gets Oldat Camden Arts Centre