Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands + Leo Villareal to light London's bridges anew
The team led by artist Leo Villareal and architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands had the winning proposal in the Illuminated River design competition, which will redesign the lighting scheme for central London's bridges across the River Thames. The winners were one of six shortlisted schemes created by notable contenders such as Adjaye Associates, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Amanda Levete Architects, who all led multi-disciplinary teams with famous artists.
Learn more on Bustler.For more about bridges on Archinect:If London Garden Bridge is cancelled, NAO report says taxpayers could lose £20mNEXT Architects design a swooping "Mobius strip" bridge for Changsha, ChinaCalatrava's Peace Bridge in Calgary keeps getting vandalized and the repair costs are... View full entry
"designjunction has always been a place for visitors to discover the latest trends" - Managing Director Deborah Spencer tells us what to expect at this year's designjunction
designjunction is now in its sixth year – what did you originally set out to achieve with the exhibition? Has that changed?At the time (back in 2011) when we launched designjunction, we felt London was missing a commercial show with more creative energy and a greater relevance to the A&D... View full entry
Steven Holl designs "concave response" lighting for new visual arts building
"We don't have a single 'style,'" Steven Holl explained in reference to his firm's new four level, 35,000 square foot Visual Arts Building commissioned for the Franklin & Marshall College. "We always try to shape a unique experience, and our approach is the same with this project. We look... View full entry
Melbourne tower to display weather data via LED animations on its façade
The 40-storey building at 888 Collins Street, in Victoria Harbour, will interpret real-time weather data from the Bureau of Meteorology and will transmit the next day's forecast every half-hour. However, rather than showing the weather report in numbers and with a temperature display [lighting designer] Canadian-born Bruce Ramus said it would be more of an abstract representation and reflection of the environment of Docklands.
Checking the weather forecast on your smartphone is so passé. The Woods Bagot-designed apartment tower will show off a flashy accessory that gives real-time weather data, conceived by lighting designer Bruce Ramus. Completion of the 40-story building is scheduled for 2017.Related:KKT architects... View full entry
These "Stalaclights" are a witty tribute to the forever-growing skyscraper
Dutch designer David Graas playfully reimagines the natural forms of cave stalactites and the perpetually increasing height -- and number -- of skyscrapers in a collection of 3D-printed bulb shades called Stalaclights.The Stalaclights are characteristic of Graas' eccentric yet sophisticated... View full entry
Choi + Shine's BIT Light lets you create a multitude of illuminated sculptures
Choi + Shine Architects, who envisioned the beautiful Land of Giants in 2010, developed a new lighting system called the BIT Light™. BIT's name is primarily derived from the Korean word for light (빛) which is somewhat pronounced like "bit" in English. It also stands for Bulb with Integrated... View full entry
.PSLAB's "lion fish" chandelier adds the finishing touch to The Jane Antwerp
The Jane restaurant in the Groen Kwartier of Antwerp still brandishes the now-trendy artisanal interior of the military hospital chapel it once was. Throughout the entire design process, Michelin Star Chef Sergio Herman and Nick Bril closely collaborated with Dutch practice Piet Boon Architects... View full entry
On November 8, Philips and Parsons The New School for Design will bring together architects, lighting designers and researchers for a symposium on the dualistic relationship between natural light and the latest electric lighting technologies, and the influence these systems have on human well... View full entry
Isotopes v.02 Is An Audiovisual Cage
Design studio Nonotak—Noémi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto—have created an installation, called Isotopes v.02, which is a reaction to the Fukushima nuclear meltdown that happened back in 2011.
The piece featured at Geneva's 2013 Mapping Festival and consists of projected light which entices the viewer to investigate further. But, once the unsuspecting visitor has headed towards the light like a moth to the flame, they become trapped in this beguiling maze...
Jonathan Speirs, lighting designer, dead at 54
When, in 2005, he was asked to propose a long-term lighting strategy for the city of Durham, the architect Jonathan Speirs, who has died of stomach cancer aged 54, insisted that what the council really needed was a light and darkness strategy
IluminAction by UrbanoActivo Selected for Venice Architecture Biennale
The project IlluminAction by UrbanoActivo, an open design collective from Puerto Rico, has been selected to represent the island in the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale in Italy this fall (August 29 – November 25). The selection was narrowed from 450 project submissions nationwide and will be presented as part of the Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good exhibition by The Institute for Urban Design.
This exhibit will be part of an archive of actionable strategies around U.S. cities to improve the public urban realm. Click here to see more Archinect News posts related to the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. View full entry
Many hands will make lights work
IN THE hands of Urbanscreen, buildings become toys in a surreal world in which Salvador Dali or Lewis Carroll's Alice would feel at home.
Structures get torn apart, turned to ice or covered with ants and are made to disintegrate, pulsate, morph into strange shapes or become a gigantic pinball machine.
Rafmögnuð Náttúra By Marcos Zotes
Marcos Zotes has shared with us his winning light installation for the Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival 2012. Photo by Ragnar Th Sigurdsson Marcos Zotes, winner of the Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival 2012, and Chris Jordan presented Rafmögnuð Náttúra in Reykjavik, Iceland... View full entry
Happy Holidays from the World Trade Center
Just as last December, the fine folks at Five Star Electric, 1 World Trade Center’s electrical contractor, volunteered their time to affix different colored sconces to the work lights in the tower, creating the seasonal effect.
— New York Observer