Biomimetic Eye_Beacon mimics deep-sea creatures in a hypnotic light show

July 17, 2017 by  
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UNStudio and MDT-tex have tapped into the ocean’s murky depths for their design of the Eye_Beacon, a sculptural pavilion for the Amsterdam Light Festival. Illuminated with LEDs to create a hypnotic pulsating light show, the colorful art installation draws inspiration from the bioluminescence of deep-sea creatures. The pavilion was created as the festival’s ticketing and information booth, and follows this year’s theme of biomimicry . Installed on the western side of the ‘Blauwburg’ next to the river Amstel , Eye_Beacon is an eye-catching pavilion that serves as the first stop for visitors to the festival. The structure also connects the ‘Watercolour’ canal route with the ‘Illuminade’ land route. The sculptural pavilion comprises two interconnected cube forms that are twisted to create a dynamic shape with 316 uneven panels. The designers used parametric optimization to determine the pavilion’s openings and complex, curved shape. MDT-tex developed the 2D and 3D tensile textile modules that make up the pavilion. Focused LED projections on the inside of the tensile structure turn the pavilion into constantly morphing composition of light and color ranging from orange sunset hues to neon greens and blues. Related: Amsterdam’s Light Festival Sets the City Aglow With Magical LED Installations “Similar to deep sea creatures that use bioluminescence to signal, attract and inform, the Eye_Beacon uses choreographed light sequences to alert visitors to its dual function as both a sculpture and an information point for the festival,” said Ben van Berkel of UNStudio. “Along with the effect of the pavilion partially overhanging the Amstel River, the twist that connects the two halves of the structure emphasises the crossing point between the land and water routes of the festival.” + UNStudio + MDT-tex Photo credit: Janus van den Eijnden

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Daan Rossegaarde uses light art to breathe new life into an iconic Dutch dike

September 6, 2016 by  
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Built mostly by hand in 1932, the Afsluitdijk is a 32-kilometer-long dike that has protected the Netherlands from flooding for nearly a century. As part of a plan to renovate and strengthen the dike, the Dutch government commissioned Studio Roosegaarde to celebrate the dike through art. Roosegaarde’s Icoon Afsluitdijk will use a mix of light sources to enhance the infrastructure’s beauty, from bioluminescent algae to colorful LED lasers. Icoon Afsluitdijk comprises four major elements: the Gates of Light, the Line of Light, Windvogel, and Glowing Nature. Gates of Light will highlight the 60 renovated historical lock complexes with retroreflective coating that will catch and reflect the light emitted by the headlights of passing cars. The Line of Light turns the 32-kilometer-long guide rail into a light reflective and emphasizes its straight line. Windvogel brings to life high-flying illuminated kites that harness wind energy . Bioluminescent algae are the star of the show of Glowing Nature and will be showcased in a historic bunker. Related: Dutch Propose Using Dikes to Generate Power “The Afsluitdijk stands for daring, action, and innovative engineering,” said Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Environment Melanie Schultz van Haegen. “In this project, we are building on that tradition and, in terms of flood risk management, sustainability, and innovation, the Afsluitdijk will thus remain a living legend today, tomorrow and in the distant future.” + Studio Roosegaarde Images via Studio Roosegaarde

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Momentum brings a psychedelic show of light and color to Vivid Sydney

June 6, 2016 by  
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A dynamic show of light and color has touched down in the land Down Under. As part of Vivid Sydney , the city’s annual light, music, and ideas festival, Australian artists Stephanie Shehata and Erin Slaviero created Momentum , a collection of three vertical freestanding portals that explore the relationship between light, material, form and speed. Viewers can interact with each portal by spinning a wheel that transforms the installation into a moving kaleidoscope of color and reflection. The installation is on view from 6PM onwards every day in Walsh Bay until the end of Vivid Sydney on Saturday, June 18. https://vimeo.com/168824671 + Momentum The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Gabion walls and recycled steel panels for an outstanding green home in Texas

June 6, 2016 by  
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The house comprises a series of interconnected modules stretching from the front porch to the garage. Two outdoor patios demarcate different functions, with the entry patio acting as a covered porch. The second one separates the main living area, including the kitchen and dining room, from the study, children’s room and utility spaces. It can also be used for outdoor grilling and connects the powder room with the swimming pool . Related: Casa Gavion Uses a Breathing Gabion Wall To Keep Cool in Baja, Mexico The roof of the elongated volume is clad in recycled corrugated steel panels with a weathered finish. Together with a visually dominant gabion wall, which shelters the pool area from outside views, it acts as a modern interpretation of some of the iconic elements of the Texas vernacular , and a beautiful example of critical regionalism. + Buchanan Architecture Via Archdaily Photos by James F. Wilson

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Bruce Munro’s multicolored Field of Lights blooms in stunning desert display

April 13, 2016 by  
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Miguel Chevalier projects a universe of light inside a Cambridge chapel

November 17, 2015 by  
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Golden Water installation dazzles onlookers with mesmerizing LED lights

August 7, 2015 by  
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Staggered timber-clad Haus am Hang by MVRDV climbs a Stuttgart slope like stairs

August 7, 2015 by  
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Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi 3D-prints masterpieces with light

July 7, 2015 by  
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3D printing has already found a wide range of uses, but printing with light? 3D printers have been used to create prosthetic limbs , meat , and entire two story homes . They are even capable of producing new 3D printers! But 3D printing does not conform to the limits of the physical world. Architect Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi is pioneering a new technique to replace filament traditionally used in 3D printing with LED lights. Through the use of video or long exposure photography, Kalsi captures his 3D-printed illumination masterpieces. Read the rest of Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi 3D-prints masterpieces with light Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printer , 3D printing , artwork , futuristic art , hologram , hologram art , holographic art , LED art , led artwork , light art , light artwork

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BWArchitects Builds Out a Stunning Lighting Installation with 1,600 LED Bulbs for the Tribeca Film Festival

April 22, 2013 by  
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Justin Weiner of Studio Kenji created this short video of a new LED installation designed and fabricated by BWArchitects for the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. 1,600 LED bulbs were made into pink and blue “flowers”, swaying in the wind at night on the courthouse steps in NYC . Check out the video above to see the installation in action! + BWArchitects  + Studio Kenji The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “lighting design” , BWArchitects , eco-art , green design , green lighting installation , led installation , light art , studio kenji        

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