An interactive playscape Swing Time composed of 20 illuminated ring lights was created by Höwler + Yoon Architecture to activate a temporary park between the Boston Convention, Exhibition Center and D Street. The swings are designed in three different sizes and constructed from welded polypropylene. The community is encouraged to engage, exercise, and play with Swing Time as individuals or in groups. LED lighting within the swings is controlled by a custom micro-controller, signaling their activity level. While static the swings emit a soft, white light, which illuminates the area; when the swings are in motion the light changes to purple, creating a more colourful glowing effect.
An illuminated staircase designed by Gillespie Yunnie Architects is one of the projects shortlisted for RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize this year. The staircase links the coastal path to a former Georgian naval yard in Plymouth; at night it is illuminated by colour-shifting ribbons of LED lights.
An aluminium concentric cubic sculpture is illuminated with more than 120 metres of programmable LED. The sculpture was created by an Australian artist Kit Webster, who also employed sound designs for the work to cultivate a deeper audiovisual synesthetic connection.
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.
‘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.