Archinect - News 2017-08-23T19:35:50-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150010387/singapore-s-marina-bay-sands-gets-a-spiffy-state-of-the-art-laser-and-water-show Singapore's Marina Bay Sands gets a spiffy state-of-the-art laser and water show Alexander Walter 2017-06-01T14:05:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T14:05:22-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/5h/5h521wymcorucf6e.jpg" width="650" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Marina Bay Sands is set to unveil &lsquo;Spectra&rsquo;, a new&nbsp;entertainment experience with state-of-the-art light and water show&nbsp;in June. The city skyline will glimmer with a kaleidoscope of colours and lights each night with Spectra&rsquo;s free-to-public outdoor light and water show displayed over the water at the Event Plaza along the promenade. Combining an array of state-of-the-art lasers, lighting, water effects and projections, the show promises to be a multimedia extravaganza [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lf/lfhoby05as29e8k4.jpg"></p><p><em>"The show will also boast specially developed underwater LED fixtures that allow lights to show perfect whites and richer colour hues. Other state-of-the-art technology used in Spectra include a synchronisation software called timecode, which enables the soundtrack to trigger, down to the millisecond, all of the lasers, lighting, projections and water effects in harmony each time."</em></p><p>h/t <a href="http://www.ctbuh.org/News/GlobalTallNews/tabid/4810/Article/4983/Singapore-s-Marina-Bay-Sands-Adds-New-Light-and-Water-Show.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CTBUH</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150000027/the-new-richard-meier-light-collection-captures-elements-of-the-architect-s-iconic-buildings The new Richard Meier Light collection captures elements of the architect's iconic buildings Justine Testado 2017-03-28T20:33:00-04:00 >2017-03-29T14:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/rj/rj1bc5dqls1jlaah.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It was only a matter of time until&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/richardmeierpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Meier</a>&nbsp;would come out with a&nbsp;lighting collection. Earlier this month, the architect launched a series of stylish indoor lighting fixtures simply named Richard Meier Light at the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ralphpucci.net/lighting/richard-Meier/collection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ralph Pucci</a> New York showroom. Industrial designer Ana Meier, who is Richard's daughter, developed the collection with her father and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/42218351/l-observatoire-international" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L'Observatoire International</a> founder&nbsp;Herv&eacute; Descottes. &ldquo;They&rsquo;re Ana&rsquo;s &mdash; she did the drawings. My role was to comment when asked,&rdquo; Meier said in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/12450-richard-meier-light-launches" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Architectural Record</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k3/k3esgz6s3kxge17k.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hl/hlvhsgh2lkxg8gsf.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;I was moved to take recurring themes and forms in Richard&rsquo;s work, and translate them into sculptural objects that are interacted with everyday,&rdquo; Ana Meier said in a statement about the 12-piece collection, which includes&nbsp;sconces, floor and table lamps, and hanging&nbsp;pendants &mdash; all in white, of course.&nbsp;WonderGlass also manufactured some of the pieces.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/77/77pd787nu1bhkgv6.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wc/wcl9tmp6y8rxwlor.jpg"></p><p>Some lights depict simple geometric forms while others resemble Richard Meier's buildings like the Barcelona Museum of Cont...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149995046/getting-down-with-the-led-grow-lights-to-be-used-in-nyc-s-lowline Getting down with the LED grow lights to be used in NYC's Lowline Julia Ingalls 2017-03-02T19:51:00-05:00 >2017-03-02T19:52:04-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/8r/8rg0nz0aotd7drmb.jpg" width="640" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although still just a mock-up in the Lowline Lab, the LED grow lights designed by Lighting Science for use in the real <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957887/nyc-s-lowline-is-approved-by-city-officials-becoming-world-s-first-underground-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lowline</a> are a promising iteration.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oc/ocsp58ojxoy3xhzd.jpg"></p><p>Combining everything that's great about glowing hexagons with three different settings ("soft-white light, one that mimics daylight, and one that includes Lighting Science&rsquo;s patented VividGroTM LED indoor grow light spectrum technology") the grow lights are about 2 feet in diameter each, and will be coupled with solar installations designed to direct sunlight into the depths of the pioneering subterranean park.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w0/w01ndhadd2dcsodo.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/en/en6a1wa2cbjrj3o7.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149982613/lifschutz-davidson-sandilands-leo-villareal-to-light-london-s-bridges-anew Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands + Leo Villareal to light London's bridges anew Justine Testado 2016-12-13T18:56:00-05:00 >2017-01-04T23:48:57-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/79/79oxrbh9rhada58y.jpg" width="650" height="585" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>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.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5365/leo-villareal-lifschutz-davidson-sandilands-team-wins-london-s-illuminated-river-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>For more about bridges on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149973463/if-london-garden-bridge-is-cancelled-nao-report-says-taxpayers-could-lose-20m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">If London Garden Bridge is cancelled, NAO report says taxpayers could lose &pound;20m</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975398/next-architects-design-a-swooping-mobius-strip-bridge-for-changsha-china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NEXT Architects design a swooping "Mobius strip" bridge for Changsha, China</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978839/calatrava-s-peace-bridge-in-calgary-keeps-getting-vandalized-and-the-repair-costs-are-adding-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calatrava's Peace Bridge in Calgary keeps getting vandalized and the repair costs are adding up</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149962710/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 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 Ellen Hancock 2016-08-11T11:51:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T01:12:55-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ll/llbm30sxfzkmi38l.jpg" width="650" height="641" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>designjunction is now in its sixth year &ndash; what did you originally set out to achieve with the exhibition? Has that changed?</strong></p><p>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&amp;D community.&nbsp; A place where you could business but in a more relaxed environment.</p><p>Our mission was simple, we wanted to break the mould of the traditional trade show by taking over ambitious locations on the brink of transformation in central London.</p><p>We wanted to present the best cutting-edge design within a carefully curated space, striking the perfect balance between creative and commercial.</p><p>Over the course of six years, we have built up a reputation for occupying some of the most ambitious and challenging spaces in London from a 40,000 sq ft disused sorting office to a derelict design school last year.</p><p>The move to King&rsquo;s Cross is an important step in our nomadic evolution, as we continue to raise the ba...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149944687/steven-holl-designs-concave-response-lighting-for-new-visual-arts-building Steven Holl designs "concave response" lighting for new visual arts building Julia Ingalls 2016-05-11T13:01:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T22:06:46-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/wy/wylpligimsyx7ens.jpg" width="650" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"We don't&nbsp;have&nbsp;a&nbsp;single&nbsp;'style,'" <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a> explained in reference to his firm's new four level, 35,000 square foot Visual Arts Building commissioned for the <a href="http://archinect.com/fandm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Franklin &amp; Marshall College</a>. "We always try to shape a unique&nbsp;experience, and our approach is the same with this project. We look to create something of this place, to inspire future students."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7g/7gfv9zosmnr1flu9.jpg"></p><p>Influenced heavily by the numerous hundred-year-old-plus trees that occupy the&nbsp;site, the Visual Arts Building is conceived as rising like a kite into the arboreal canopy and features a glass-enclosed forum on the ground floor that allows a clear view from the building's campus side of Buchanan Park.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tt/tt85rithlj88vhuc.jpg"></p><p>A variety of faculty and advanced student studios, as well as a lecture hall/film screening auditorium and dedicated film labs, will compliment the project's classroom space.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kx/kxtlxnga6dqa2kff.jpg"></p><p>In addition to geothermal heating and cooling, the project features an inventive, noteworthy take on lighting. In this case, the "building&rsquo;s light profile is a concave r...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/123915840/melbourne-tower-to-display-weather-data-via-led-animations-on-its-fa-ade Melbourne tower to display weather data via LED animations on its façade Justine Testado 2015-03-29T09:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-29T13:49:09-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/5q/5qvdjlbbo03fypuq.jpg" width="640" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>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.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Checking the weather forecast on your smartphone is <em>so</em> pass&eacute;. The <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106435/woods-bagot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woods Bagot</a>-designed apartment tower will show off a flashy accessory that gives real-time weather data, conceived by lighting designer <a href="http://ramus.com.au" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Ramus</a>. Completion of the 40-story building is scheduled for 2017.</p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a title="KKT architects envision tornado-shaped tower for downtown Tulsa" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122679179/kkt-architects-envision-tornado-shaped-tower-for-downtown-tulsa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KKT architects envision tornado-shaped tower for downtown Tulsa</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121598884/a-new-use-for-the-eiffel-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A New Use for the Eiffel Tower</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115502137/the-all-glass-photon-space-could-help-us-get-our-daily-dose-of-sunlight-and-then-some" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The all-glass Photon Space could help us get our daily dose of sunlight, and then some</a></p></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/119424546/these-stalaclights-are-a-witty-tribute-to-the-forever-growing-skyscraper These "Stalaclights" are a witty tribute to the forever-growing skyscraper Justine Testado 2015-01-28T14:06:00-05:00 >2015-02-04T11:51:43-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/1v/1vldirztr7536ji6.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Dutch designer <a href="http://www.davidgraas.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Graas</a> playfully reimagines the natural forms of cave stalactites and the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118200781/2014-was-the-tallest-year-by-far-for-skyscrapers-ctbuh-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">perpetually increasing</a> height -- and number -- of skyscrapers in a collection of 3D-printed bulb shades called Stalaclights.</p><p>The Stalaclights are characteristic of Graas' eccentric yet sophisticated approach in his product designs: "Nowadays every major city is dominated by high rise buildings. Their height steadily increasing in time...If you would imagine these cities turned upside down it would look just like stalactites growing from the ceiling of a limestone cave." The shades were also inspired by Art Deco-era styles, when the first skyscrapers forever changed the cityscapes of major metropolises like New York and Chicago.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yf/yfq68xm212bxbe1j.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bc/bcr1cjdhtr3vp1lo.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t6/t6ulc2ppz5w42jfu.jpg"></p><p>The Stalaclights are available online for about $210 each (&euro;185.00) on Graas' 3D-printing label <a href="http://www.layersindesign.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAYERS</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/116352277/choi-shine-s-bit-light-lets-you-create-a-multitude-of-illuminated-sculptures Choi + Shine's BIT Light lets you create a multitude of illuminated sculptures Justine Testado 2014-12-19T16:33:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T21:32:25-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/tm/tmf6jflkv6rlt20a.jpg" width="650" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/86364/choi-shine-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Choi + Shine Architects</a>, who envisioned the beautiful <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100460/choi-shine-wins-bsa-unbuilt-architecture-award-for-land-of-giants" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Land of Giants</em> in 2010</a>, developed a new lighting system called the BIT Light&trade;. BIT's name is primarily derived from the Korean word for light (&#48731;) which is somewhat pronounced like "bit" in English. It also stands for Bulb with Integrated Technology and describes its fun modular design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e9/e92yqrbj9drww812.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6d8q2owzd0m2607k.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vyqbuceb46l6au6t.jpg"></p><p>Each BIT light consists of a low-voltage LED light source encased in a translucent polycarbonate shell. Magnetic connectors enable multiple BITs to be physically and electrically linked to each other and to a power source, while letting users get creative and arrange the lights in literally hundreds of forms. BIT's user-friendly design also makes it easier to adjust the amount of illumination inside a space without needing advanced technical skills or professional assistance.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p9/p9jhs5fcy8cjeh6c.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/ilkzx5tg7uv0d9d2.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9w9u1ov3vd4tje4.jpg"></p><p>Choi + Shine is currently working on adding more colors, forms, materials, and connectors to the mix.</p><p>Learn more about the BIT Light <a href="http://www.thebitlight.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100460/choi-shine-wins-bsa-unbuilt-architecture-award-for-land-of-giants" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Choi+Shine wins BSA Unbuilt Arc...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/98618236/pslab-s-lion-fish-chandelier-adds-the-finishing-touch-to-the-jane-antwerp .PSLAB's "lion fish" chandelier adds the finishing touch to The Jane Antwerp Justine Testado 2014-04-24T17:10:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:48:17-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/93/9307yeu9pp0vxo89.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>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 <a href="http://www.pietboon.com/en/home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Piet Boon Architects</a>, who then brought in <a href="http://pslab.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">.PSLAB</a>, a site-specific Beirut studio whose work specializes in creating sensory experiences.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ao/aolpjumprzrhmf1i.jpg"></p><p>Complementing the brass, stone, leather, and oak, the focal point of the restaurant is .PSLAB's handcrafted chandelier that the studio nicknamed the "Lion Fish". The chandelier boasts a radius of 12 x 9 m and a weight of 800 kilograms. Its black-finished tubes are accented with over 150 glass light bulbs that disperse upward toward the vaulted ceiling. The studio also describes that at 2.75 m above the ground, "the chandelier communicates a very human scale."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7q/7qlqdb24h935xuo0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6y/6yax9dcs6n0tm2sb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fbg00o7n71zm1csy.jpg"></p><p>Check out .PSLAB's video below to see the making of the chandelier.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/85532371/luminous-talks Luminous Talks New School Communications 2013-11-01T16:36:00-04:00 >2013-11-01T17:09:07-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/il/il5y1tjzhas1kmhp.jpg" width="450" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> 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 being. The event is part of Luminous Talks, a programming series now in its second year, which was developed by Philips and Parsons to inspire dialogue around relevant topics in the field. This year&rsquo;s theme, Nature and Man-Made, builds on last year&rsquo;s focus on human health and well being to consider the human presence amidst these forces and their psychological and physiological impact.</p> <p> The November 8 event will feature presentations by:</p> <ul><li> George Craford, a research scientist and lighting fellow at Philips, whose work focuses on LED technology, who will discuss the history, evolution and future trends of LED technology the design possibilities they enable for architects and lighting designe...</li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/73177887/isotopes-v-02-is-an-audiovisual-cage Isotopes v.02 Is An Audiovisual Cage Archinect 2013-05-14T20:01:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:07:02-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/e8/e861c703ca624db4c773cc0a9f742fd6.jpg" width="640" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Design studio Nonotak&mdash;No&eacute;mi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto&mdash;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...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/52828861/jonathan-speirs-lighting-designer-dead-at-54 Jonathan Speirs, lighting designer, dead at 54 Archinect 2012-07-02T13:11:00-04:00 >2012-07-02T13:11:46-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/cc/cca1e96d94b3939b78c782303b7bed2d.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>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</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/51955115/iluminaction-by-urbanoactivo-selected-for-venice-architecture-biennale IluminAction by UrbanoActivo Selected for Venice Architecture Biennale Alexander Walter 2012-06-19T13:45:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T18:02:23-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/9d/9doehb6lkv28sw7v.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>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 &ndash; 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.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>This exhibit will be part of an archive of actionable strategies around U.S. cities to improve the public urban realm.</em></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/171933/venice-biennale-2012" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to see more Archinect News posts related to the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/47880751/many-hands-will-make-lights-work Many hands will make lights work Alexander Walter 2012-05-09T17:08:00-04:00 >2012-05-09T17:09:35-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/5d/5da72f38903a301a7f0f82cbf961d73d.jpg" width="420" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>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.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/44059415/rafm-gnu-n-tt-ra-by-marcos-zotes Rafmögnuð Náttúra By Marcos Zotes Archinect 2012-04-06T14:49:00-04:00 >2012-04-07T07:33:11-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/t7/t7v23vlc8ioyrri5.jpg" width="650" height="538" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Marcos Zotes has shared with us his winning light installation for the Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival 2012.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m1/m1dw5lyaengjyrsq.jpg" title=""><em>Photo by Ragnar Th Sigurdsson</em></p> <p> Marcos Zotes, winner of the Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival 2012, and Chris Jordan presented Rafm&ouml;gnu&eth; N&aacute;tt&uacute;ra in Reykjavik, Iceland, as the main event for the festival in February. The work consists of a temporary, site-specific installation that appropriates the facade of Hallgr&iacute;mskirkja church with a large video-mapping projection. The aim is to transform the static condition of this iconic landmark into a dynamic, engaging and participatory visual experience, and to intervene by socially activating its surrounding public space.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/km/kmgxm4ijwq66ycnu.jpg" title=""><br><em>Photo by P&eacute;tur M&aacute;r Gunnarsson</em></p> <p> Marcos explains: &ldquo;I am fascinated with finding new ways to interact with the existing urban environment. I feel the city is there for us at our entire disposal, and we must reclaim its public spaces and urban structures in ways that exceed the limited uses for which they were o...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/31019888/happy-holidays-from-the-world-trade-center Happy Holidays from the World Trade Center HotSoup 2011-12-15T11:57:06-05:00 >2011-12-15T11:57:53-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/d6/d6c09d685914af61350e244dcbf742e5.jpg" width="625" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just as last December, the fine folks at Five Star Electric, 1 World Trade Center&rsquo;s electrical contractor, volunteered their time to affix different colored sconces to the work lights in the tower, creating the seasonal effect.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Maybe the biggest Christmas tree in the world?</p>