Tag Archives: Interactive

Solaris Installation Visualizes Brain Waves with Magnetic Liquid

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The magnetically charged fluorescent liquid

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The neuro interface emotive epoc headset

The interactive installation by save lab demonstrates a influence field using a permanent magnet on magnetically charged fluorescent liquids. ‘solaris’ is a two phase system that modifies it’s surfaces to the unique transmissions from the human brain. The way it works is, the user wears a neuro sensitive headset, that computes brain activity and sends information to the installation, where its physicalized using magnetic waves. The studio tested the installation on different age groups, and professions. The results confirmed that brain activity and mood reflected the dynamics and characters of the liquids in the sphere.
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Article Written by : Piotr Boruslawski

Image courtesy of : Save Lab

Source : Designboom

Responsive Light Installation is Controlled by Viewer’s Breath

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The sensitive sensor detects breathing motions

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LED change color accordingly

The ‘prana’ experience explores the relationship between breath and light, giving visitors the ability the visualize their energy through its impact of 13, 211 individual LED sphere. The word ‘prana’ comes from sanskrit, and refers to a cosmic life force that originates in the sun and enters the body through the breath. studio b-reel creative interpreted that mean with 12 by 12 foot suspended sphere where visitors stand in front of a xethru radar sensor that detects breath. With this data, a custom computer code triggers color shifts and animations that make it appear as if the sphere is breathing with them. Add sounds by one thousand birds heightens the effects, transitioning between each phase of the experience. The team open sourced the code to allow for other artists and developers to create custom animations that can later be incorporated into the installation. The ‘prana’ b-reel creative project was completed designed and built in-house over the course of a year to promote memorable and emotional experiences powered by technology.

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Article Written by : Piotr Boruslawski

Image courtesy of : b-reel creative

Source : Designboom

Prana Trailer
from B-Reel

Brain-Shaped Light Installation Feeds on Your Thoughts

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Brain-Shaped Light Installation

Mind and matter meld in Australian artist Laura Jade’s new EEG-controlled installation, Brain Light Project, a boulder-sized light sculpture designed to create a biofeedback loop of light, sound, and thought. In a process developed by Jade, neuroscientist Peter Simpson-Young, and programmer Sam Gentle, the Perspex “neural network” becomes a real-time visualization of visitors’ alpha (meditation), theta (focus and attention), and beta (excitement/agitation) brainwaves. “This experience of seeing your brainwaves represented on an external object in-turn influences the brainwaves that you are creating, which are then represented again on the external object,”

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Article Written by : Beckett Mufson

Image courtesy of : Laura Jade

Source : Thecreatorsproject

AWA Projects Featured in “Bright 2” published by the Frame Group, Netherlands

Dear Friends:

We are pleased to share that AWA was featured in Bright 2, a recent publication on architectural illumination and light installations. This publication by the Frame Group, Netherlands, showcases the work of forty-four design studios around the world. AWA is one out of four design studios from the United States to be featured in this book. Earlier in 2007, AWA had also been featured in Bright 1

For a PDF copy of the section on AWA Lighting Designers in Bright 2, please click HERE.

If you would like to read more about Bright 2 and Frame, please click HERE.

The editors at Frame chose to feature AWA’s Brigade Gateway Complex, for its intent to create a paradigm shift in the lighting of public spaces and mixed-use environments. This book also highlights three additional AWA Projects: Cyber Hub, Singapore Chancery, and FIFC.

Best wishes from the team at AWA Lighting Designers.

Bright 2 Cover

Bright 2 Cover

Brigade Gateway Complex Cover Spread from Bright 2

Brigade Gateway Complex Cover Spread from Bright 2

Brigade Gateway Complex Second Spread from Bright 2

Brigade Gateway Complex Second Spread from Bright 2

Brigade Gateway Complex Third Spread from Bright 2

Brigade Gateway Complex Third Spread from Bright 2

Spread of Additional AWA Projects Featured in Bright 2

Spread of Additional AWA Projects Featured in Bright 2

 

AWA Featured in Bright 2

Dear Friends:

We are pleased to share that AWA was featured in Bright 2, a recent publication on architectural illumination and light installations. This publication by the Frame Group, Netherlands, showcases the work of forty-four design studios around the world. AWA is one out of four design studios from the United States to be featured in this book. Earlier in 2007, AWA had also been featured in Bright (1).

The editors at Frame chose to feature AWA’s Brigade Gateway Complex, for its intent to create a paradigm shift in the lighting of public spaces and mixed-use environments. This book also highlights three additional AWA Projects: Cyber Hub, Singapore Chancery, and FIFC.

If you would like to read more about Bright 2 and Frame, please click HERE.

If you would like to discuss our lighting philosophy and approach, please feel free to contact me directly. I can be reached at abhay@awalightingdesigners.com, or by calling me directly on my cell phone at +1.917.597.1600.

Best wishes from the team at AWA.

Abhay Wadhwa
Design Principal l CEO
AWA Lighting Designers

 

Cover of Bright 2 and opening page from AWA section of book

Cover of Bright 2 and opening page from AWA section of book

Brigade Gateway Complex

“AWA Lighting Designers sought to create a paradigm shift for lighting of public spaces and mixed-use environments when designing the Brigade Gateway Complex, an integrated lifestyle enclave located in Bangalore, India. The project’s broad scope enabled the team to create diverse solutions and compelling compositions with landscape and facade elements.”

The Brigade Gateway is an integrated lifestyle enclave located in Bangalore, India. The project is situated on a 40 acre site and comprises of the following areas:
• World Trade Center: 29 floors, 2 basements, Ground floor
• Orion Mall: 1.1 million sqft
• Artificial lake
• Residential Podium: 13 Towers – 625,000 sqft
• Club House
• Brigade School: Nursery to Std 8
• Multi-Level Car Park: 2000 cars
• Children’s Park
• Columbia Asia Hospital
• Sheraton Hotel*
The World Trade Center is the first fully privately owned installation of a WTC in India and is the tallest commercial building in the city of Bangalore. The city of Bangalore produces a large percentage of the software exports from India as well as other public sector heavy industries and is proud to see its growth manifested in this new building and complex.

*Sheraton Hotel: AWA scope was landscape lighting only

PROJECT TEAM:

Client: Brigade Group  

Architect: HOK, VA, DSP, Michael Foley Design

Lighting Consultant: AWA Lighting Designers

Areal view of WTC and Brigade Gateway Complex

Areal view of WTC and Brigade Gateway Complex

View of WTC and Orion Mall from across the lake at Residential Tower

View of WTC and Orion Mall from across the lake at Residential Tower

WTC is Bangalore's tallest building

WTC is Bangalore’s tallest building

For more images and information about the Brigade Gateway Complex, please visit our website HERE.

kaleidoscopic origami dome bathes visitors in luminous reflections

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kaleidoscopic origami dome

New zealander reuben young have created ‘light origami’ as a domed structure made up more than 320 geometric shapes, which constantly shift and alter the spectrum of light projected within the luminous space. When mirrored against the reflective perspex material, viewers are enveloped by a visual effect that mimics the interior of a kaleidoscope, with changing perspectives and impressions upon entry. In this life-sized scale version, viewers are both participants and co-creators — each of their movements are reflected in the glass panels, the colors and patterns they wear are incorporated into the surrounding environment, and as they look in different directions, perspectives are altered. The structure has been created using digital 3D computer modelling tools, and each physical panel is connected by a zipper.

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Article Written by : Nina Azarello

Image courtesy of : Destination NSW

Source : Designboom

Morpholio Launches Messaging App for Architects – CRIT

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Messaging App for Architects

Adding to an already stellar range of apps for architects and designers, The Morpholio Project has launched Crit, a messaging app for architects which allows users to critique designs, share ideas and send key information such as dimensions and materials. With modern architectural projects relying on increasingly large teams of architects, engineers, project managers and contractors, design decisions have to be shared with a large number of people – leading to slow decisions in an increasingly fast-paced world. Crit is available now on the Apple iTunes Store.
Crit Features:
MESSAGE: Type, sketch or write comments
INVITE: Share work or images with your team instantly
SKETCH: Markup or draw over any image
ALERTS: Notifications when someone comments

Click HERE to read more about this App

Article Written by : Rory Stott

Photo Courtesy of : The Morpholio Project

Source : Archdaily

Augmented Modelling 3D Printed Jewellery

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3D Printed Jewellery

This augmented modelling tool enables users to touch, poke, rub or pinch geometric forms projected onto their skin to design wearable 3D-printed pieces. Digital research studio Madlab has developed a system that combines projection mapping with depth and motion sensing technologies to create customised jewellery and other items worn around the wrist, Called Tactum.

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Article Written by: Katie Treggiden

GIFS courtesy of : Madlab

Source : Dezeen

Islamic Art as an Interactive Installation in Sharjah

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Digital Arabesque

In celebration of Sharjah’s 17th Islamic Art Festival, French artist Miguel Chevalier created oriental patterns for an interactive virtual-reality installation projected on the floor of the Majaz Waterfront. Sophisticated geometrical patterns are driven by mathematical logic, creating a wave that forms and deforms to reveal a colorful, breathing universe that is continually renewed. The projection on the floor of the fountain piazza creates a vivid world of colours and forms with movement reminiscent of a kaleidoscope and symbolic of the infinity of nature and creation.

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Article Written by : Aidan Imanova

Photo by : Miguel Chevalier

Source : Designmena

An interactive canvas by Aakash Nihalani

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An interactive canvas of projection mapped “Shuffle”

Aakash Nihalani creates an interactive canvas for his new series of ‘projections’, comprising cubic designs projected onto a white wall that respond to the movements of an active participant. a nearby sensor tracks the motion of viewer’s hand, revealing a composition that reacts in real time using coding and motion software.

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Article Written by: Nina Azzarello

Photo courtesy of: Aakash Nihalani

Source: Designboom.