Media Facades

fLUX – binary waves, Lyon

fLUX, binary waves is an urban and cybernetic installation based on the measuring of infrastructural ( passengers, cars…) and communicational ( electromagnetic fields produced by mobile phones, radio…) flows and their transposition into luminous, sonic and kinetic rules. This relation between the installation and the urban activity happens in real time and sets each person as an element of the installation, as a centre of the public realm.

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Kumho Asiana Group Headquarters, Seoul

The Khumo Headquarters is located in the Jongno District of Seoul, which historically has been the central area of Seoul for hundreds of years. With major buildings in close proximity (City Hall, Deoksugung palace, the Korean President’s residence, Plaza Hotel, US Embassy), this building overlooks one of the most active areas in the entire country. There is a clear contrast between traditional and modern Korean identity, and while this is a corporate headquarter, this building has strived to balance between both worlds.

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“Constellation” at Covent Garden, London

TARMLED SHINES BRIGHT AT COVENT GARDEN IN LONDON

Constellation
A work by United Visual Artists Ltd

UVA present their latest responsive installation commissioned by Covent Garden as part of their Delight Christmas campaign this year. “Constellation“ is a light-based sculpture which has been designed especially for the Covent Garden Market Halls.

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Stereoskope by Project Blinkenlights, Toronto

After a long break, Project Blinkenlights is coming back big time in Toronto, Canada this year. Targeting the landmark building of Toronto City Hall, the group is participating in this year’s Nuit Blanche all-night art event on October 4th, 2008. The installation’s name “Stereoscope” reflects the special nature of the building with its two curved, opposing facades effectively creating a three-dimensional appearance.

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The World’s Largest Timepiece: Bahnhofstrasse Christmas Lights, Zurich

A great example by Gramazio & Kohler how christmas lights could look in future; Here’s a short description by the architects themselves:

” ‘Distinctive, generous, unique’—these were some of the qualities expected of the Christmas illuminations in Zurich’s internationally renowned shopping street. ….We designed a continuous band of lights, 1.1 km long, using 275 tubes of light, which we called “The World’s Largest Timepiece”.

In terms of urban planning, the installation connects the railway station to the lake. Its simple, linear course turns the band of light into the visual backbone of the city, accentuating the appearance of the Bahnhofstrasse and its two slight yet distinct changes in direction. …

View at Paradeplatz; Photo by Roman Keller

View at Paradeplatz; Photo by Roman Keller

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Rundle Lantern, Adelaide

Rundle Lantern will be launched at 7.30pm Friday 24 October! Be there as it lights up Adelaide for the first time. Join the celebration with music, entertainment and more.

Constructed around the face of the Rundle Street U-Park, the Rundle Lantern is a digital canvas that uses computer controlled LEDs to illuminate 748 square panels to deliver a unique platform for art. Its purpose is to enrich, invigorate and enliven the intersection of Rundle Street and Pulteney Street.

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O2 Arena, Berlin

The O2 World Arena is located on 50 acres along the Spree River near the Berlin Wall East Side Gallery in the heart of Berlin, Germany. The arena seats approximately 17,000 people. Grand opening ceremonies were Sept. 10, 2008. The first event, a Metallica album release party, was Sept. 12, 2008.

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