CRYSTAL LED PIPE BY ASYLUM

The Crystal Pipe is a private installation commissioned to a London-based agency Asylum. The pipe has 3000 crystal shards glued to it and its RGB LED modules can give a range of over 16 million colours. Each of the piece’s 9000 individual lights is controlled by an industrial embedded Linux computer, which hosts a webpage where the shades, hues and patterns can be customized; it is accessible via mobile phone.

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Video and images courtesy of Asylum

G9 RESTAURANT BY INDJ

G9 Shanghai is a restaurant space set within a dramatic triple height space that is part of Lane Crawford luxury department store. Materials of natural concrete, raw steel, dark marble, black glass, gold chrome, and bright fixtures were used to create the space, which boasts quite a few mesmerizing elements from bespoke furniture to an interactive light installation that terminates in a major site specific art work by British Artist INSA. Visitors are invited to engage in the light installation and art piece through the 3D depth sensing capabilities of an Xbox Kinect camera that makes speed and brightness controllable with hand gestures.

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The pattern merges with the 956 bulbs of the light installation.

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A 22-meter long table acts as both banquette table and runway

Video and images courtesy of INDJ

NIKE LED BASKETBALL COURT

‘House of Mamba’ LED basketball court in Shanghai, China was developed by AKQA in collaboration with NIKE for the NIKE RISE basketball tour. It utilizes motion-tracking and reactive LED visualization to train the players.

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All images courtesy of NIKE

UNUSUAL VIDEO MAPPING LIGHT PROJECT

This video mapping project took place against the backdrop of Nikolay Polissky‘s Universe Mind structure as a part of New Media Night Festival that took place in July at Moscow’s Nikola-Lenivets Art Park.

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The opening show of “New Media Night 2014″ festival in Nikola-Lenivets from Radugadesign on Vimeo.

KINETIC LIGHT SCULPTURE BY MICHAEL CANDY

Big Dipper, the kinetic light sculpture, created by an Australia-based artist Michael Candy has a plywood and metal body with 18 fluorescent tubes that emanate light onto the surrounding architecture as they move around the central helix mechanism. Completed over the course of one month, the piece was designed, built and assembled in India as part of the Kochi AIR residency program.

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Video courtesy of Michael Candy

 

Light Barrier by Kimchi and Chips

Kimchi and Chips, art and design studio based in Seoul, South Korea, have created the installation called Light Barrier, which materializes truly volumetric projections. The work is produced by crossing millions of calibrated beams, projections and convex mirrors. The compositions emerge as floating sculptures which change into dynamic moving images. Artists’ study of digital light is adding to the visual language of space and light, they say ‘brush strokes become descriptive like code, detailing reality and allying light with canvas.’

Light Barrier was co-commissioned by FutureEverything and the British Council Russia. It premiered at New Media Night Festival, Nikola-Lenivets 4–6 June 2014.

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CREDITS

ARTISTS
Mimi Son
Elliot Woods

SOUND DESIGN
Junghoon Pi (junghoonpi.com)

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Onjeong Rhee

VIDEO
Mimi Son
Elliot Woods
Alexander Delovoy
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Special thanks to Lidia Khesed and Tom Higham

‘Lenscape’ amazing window panels manipulate reflection

Kine Solberg has designed a innovative window panel made from a series of circular glass
lenses which maximise the amount of light hitting the glass surface, in order to distort the
reflective view of the surrounding landscape.

 “Lenscape is an exploration of the window as a basic architectural element and the way
it can be designed into an interactive feature in the interior. What Lenscape aims to
achieve, is the design of a new interpretation of the window as a filter, be it in the sense of
day-lighting, or in relation to the framed view” Solberg explained.

Using two concentric metal frames to suspend the lenses, forming a
“gimbal mechanism” allowing a rotational movement around multiple axis. The lenses
are connected at various  points, allowing them to swivel in all different directions, and
creative alternative patterns.

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Amazing video from Jonathan Sparks

Check out this video  of Jonathan Spark’s new musical instrument ‘Nomis’
which uses light and gestures to illustrate the looped music.
‘Loop based music is a powerful way for an individual musician to create
a complex, multi-voiced composition by looping and layering melodies in
real time. The devices that make it possible to achieve this are powerful,
but often lack the expressiveness and clarity that make for compelling live
performances. ‘Nomis’ is an attempt to get that looping capability
up off of the floor, out from behind the laptop, and feature it in an
instructive and stimulating way.’ - Jonathan sparks

Video Courtesy of Jonathan Sparks

 

Abin Chaudhuri’s Bamboo Pavillion at MOMA

Calcutta based architect Abin Chaudhuri’s Bamboo Pavillion will being included as part
of an exhibition at New York’s Museum Of Modern Art as part of an exhibition called
‘Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms For Expanding Megacities‘, opening in November
2014.

The pavillion was originally part of an installation for a Calcutta based religious festival
and highlights the world’s rapidly expanding population.

Chaudhuri’s pavillion is made out of coloured sticks of bamboo and has reflective vinyl
stickers placed at the top and then vibrantly hued LED lights are placed around the
bamboo installation to give to make the stickers shine brightly and give the pavillion
a glow in the dark effect.

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Images Courtesy of Abin Design Studio

Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities will be showing at MoMA
from 22nd November 2014 to 10th May 2015

All lit up at the Monditalia Architectural Exhibition

The entrance of the Monditalia architectural exhibition at the
2014 venice architecture biennale  has been lit up by Rem Koolhaus
who used thousands of glowing bulbs and 15kg of Swarovski crystals set
on a wooden framework to create a dazzling entrance to the exhibition.

The towering 6 x 20 metre structure spans the length of the arsenale’s
first room and is symbolic of the grand urban lighting instillations so
familiar in Italian architecture.

The combination of the thousands tiny lights and crystals
cast a vibrant glow throughout the ancient building and are
reminiscent of the traditional Venetian archways which are often
covered in lights during celebrations throughout the region.

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Images courtesy of Gilbert McGarragher