LED TOWERS BY LIBESKIND AND IMMERSIVE

Daniel Libeskind and Immersive’s spectacular LED light towers serve as gates to the Milan World Expo, and their spiraling LED lights can be seen from 164 feet away. The animations that race across the sculptures are inspired by natural phenomena ranging from the movement of atoms to the way murmurations of starlings group and fly through the sky. Particles flow in and out from the low-resolution outer LEDs towards the higher-resolution LEDs in the center.

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DESIGN FOR SECOND MELBOURNE MPAVILION

The design of this year’s MPavilion is an attempt to recreate the experience of being in a forest. British architect Amanda Levete explains:

Our MPavilion 2015 is designed to create the sensation of a forest canopy, made up of seemingly fragile, translucent petals supported by impossibly slender columns that sway gently in the breeze. Under the canopy the light will be dappled and dreamy.

Levete’s intention was to build a pavilion that wouldn’t look like architecture capturing the temporary nature of it. Levete’s studio AL_A will create plant-like structures in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens featuring carbon fibre stems that move in the wind and translucent petals that glow with LED lights and are made from composite materials. The design also includes speakers to create a soundscape that is experienced when walking through the space.

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Images courtesy of MPavilion

W HOTEL ISTANBUL

Located in the historic area, Akaretler, in the city centre, the space of the recently renovated hotel draws influences from the Ottoman empire. The new look was developed by a renowned Turkish designer Mahmut Anlar, who tried to express the motifs and history of the distinctive culture to bring life to the place.

Designed by Mahmut Anlar, the W Istanbul guest rooms and suites are an innovative blend of Turkish and contemporary design. Outdoor spaces such as gardens, terraces and cabanas compliment the guest rooms. W Istanbul suites are open, modern and perfect for entertaining – signature suites offer glamour and exclusivity.

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NEW ZEALAND CAVE ILLUMINATED BY GLOWING WORMS

On these long exposure photographs captured by a New Zealand based photographer Joseph Michael you can see the communities of glow-worms (arachnocampa luminosa) endemic to the island nation of the country. The light, emitted mostly from females, is believed to be the worms’ way of finding mates.

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COCONUT SHELL LAMPS

Nymphs lamps are created from coconut, suede, and cork and are able to transform the feel of an entire room with the elongated patterns they cast on the walls, ceiling, and floor. Handcrafted by Vainius Kubilius each lamp is drilled with thousands of holes allowing the light to leak and form a variety of intricate patterns. The creator says:

I’d love to think that my lamps are some sort of aphrodisiac
that will create more passion in peoples lives.

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Images courtesy of Nymph workshop

BACH IN LIGHTS

The animation that transforms two compositions from J.S. Bach’s The Well Tempered Clavier (Prelude and Fugue in C Major) into a visual interpretation of music was created by visual artist Alan Warburton. The piece incorporates thousands of CGI light bulbs mounted around a gallery space and parking garage. The bulb shapes correlate with length and pitch of each note as each light pops on in sync with the music.

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