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Quaser – Jean Michel Crettaz

February 11, 2008 | | One Comment

SCI-Arc presents, Quasar, a new site-specific installation by the LA/NY-based design/media firm slap!, founded by architect Jean-Michel Crettaz, and produced in collaboration with the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and Stanford’s Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology. “Quasar … Read More

Life Spectulatrix – Augmented Architectures

December 18, 2007 | | One Comment


Here’s one of Augmented Architecture‘s prototypes that I saw at the ACADIA07 earlier this year. “Life Spectulatrix” is an evolutionary physical skin based on digital environmental feedback retrieved through the webspace. Architect Nancy Diniz describes how it becomes … Read More

Mader Stublic Wiermann

December 17, 2007 | | 2 Comments


I first encountered the work of Mader Stublic Wiermann when Alexander Stublic did a talk at the MediaArchitecture Conference earlier this year. He presented four projects by the group in different technical environments focusing on correlations of space by … Read More

Evoke – Usman Haque

November 1, 2007 | | 2 Comments

Evoke by Architect & Artist Usman Haque is a massive animated 80,000 lumen projection, that lights up the facade of York Minster. The facade is brought to life by members of the public, who use their own voices to "evoke" … Read More


October 16, 2007 |

Here’s an interesting use of aluminium louvers and LED technology recently installed at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. The new building, designed by architects Penoyre & Prasad, is illuminated on the south side using RGB color changing … Read More

Light-Emitting Roof Tiles

October 15, 2007 | | 5 Comments

The roof has historically focused on one primary function: keeping out the elements. New technologies, as present in Light-Emitting Roof Tiles, allow the integration of additional functions within roof surfaces. Manufactured by Lambert Kamps, the transparent roof tiles are … Read More

Seduced by Light

September 29, 2007 | | 4 Comments

Dazed Digital recently published a series of three exclusive documentaries on artists who work with light as their medium. Two of these in particular, Jason Bruges Studio and United Visual Artists are common sights on this blog, … Read More

MediaArchitecture – New Technologies and New Materials

September 25, 2007 | | 3 Comments

Here are some notes from the "New Technologies and New Materials" panel hosted by Peter Cornwell at last weeks Media Architecture Conference. As the opening panel it revealed the current technological developents in media-facade design and exposed the practical experiences … Read More

MediaArchitecture Conference

September 24, 2007 | | One Comment

The MediaArchitecture conference held last week at Central Saint Martins in London was an enjoyable 2 days with an excellent lineup of speakers that generated a very critical and forward thinking discussion to the relationship between media-technologies, Architectural Design, … Read More

Energy Conservation using Sensory Technologies

September 22, 2007 |

Video by Honda

Its always interesting seeing how large scale commercial industries have tapped into the ideas of sensory and actuator rich environments. By chance I came accross an entertaining advert by Honda, that asks what if "things knew … Read More

spectr|a|um – Lab[au]

September 21, 2007 |

There seems to be so many events going on at the moment. Here’s one in Brussels  that looks like its going to great if your interested in audiovisual art and architecture. ‘spectr|a|um’ by Lab[au] will be an evening of … Read More

Jason Bruges Studio – Wind to Light

September 16, 2007 |

At the Tate last saturday Jason Bruges Studio talked about a number of their recent projects including this one called ‘wind to light’ which you may have seen featured in the press earlier in the summer, Jason described … Read More

House Swarming – Infranatural

September 7, 2007 | | One Comment

Commissioned for the Art Center presentation of “Open House,” House Swarming is a site-specific installation that operates as both a complex light pattern that greets visitors and as an environment-sensing device. During the day, the “swarm” of green ambiguous … Read More

The Impact of Large Scale Integrated Displays on Architecture and Urbanism.

September 3, 2007 |

Magic Monkey’s living architecture project for Electrabel’s Power Station in Drogenbos, Belgium

I have mixed feelings on LED facade architecture and in particular the placing of large  LED Screens in publc spaces. I’m therefor glad to see that these technologies … Read More

Performative Ecologies – Ruairi Glynn

July 20, 2007 | | 6 Comments

Performative Ecologies Film 15Mb Development of Performative Ecologies Film 25Mb Website

Well here’s whats been keeping me busy these past months. I got the opportunity to share my most recent collection of responsive environments, collectively called “Performative … Read More

Marek Walczak – MW2MW and Kinecity

March 5, 2007 | | 2 Comments

As part of the Interactive Architecture event at Eyebeam in January, Marek Walczak spoke about his own work and collaborations with Martin Wattenberg who together make up MW2MW and his collaborations with Jakub Segen and Michael McAllister … Read More

Guerrilla Lighting – Switched ON London

February 10, 2007 | | 3 Comments

Graffiti Writing to Guerrilla Lighting, yes it seems everyones a rebel these days, even the director of BDP lighting, Martin Luptn who has assembled a crack team of local lighting designers, architects, interior designers and manufacturers, all of whom are … Read More

Lazer Tagging – Graffiti Research Lab

February 9, 2007 | | 7 Comments

If your in Rotterdam at the moment, get down to the Graffiti Research Lab‘s most recent offering. I got to see a sneak peak while I was at Eyebeam in New York a few weeks ago and I’m really … Read More