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Light, Technology & Innovation: SOL Dome by Loop.pH

Light, Technology & Innovation:  SOL Dome by Loop.pH | Urban Engagement and Creativity | Scoop.it
The SOL Dome is a lightweight composite-fibre dome by Loop.pH that mimics molecular structures of carbon atoms and is illuminated by solar-powered lighting.

Named the SOL Dome, the structure was built using Archilace, a lightweight composite fibre developed by Loop.pH, and made up of carbon and fiberglass. The stiff woven fibres have been shaped into circles to create a rigid structure based on the bonds between carbon atoms.

Solar cells at the base of the dome store energy during the day and are then used to power an animated lighting sequence that is projected over the surface of the structure after dark.

"The rotational breathing rhythm of the light is driven by an onsite CO2 sensor and is part of our studio's ongoing research into creating environments that allow people to experience cycles of environmental data in public space," said Wingfield. "It's a further development on Buckminster Fuller's work on geodesic domes where the solid rods are replaced by a single tubular membrane."


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Project for Public Spaces | Connecting Detroit’s Assets Through Strategic Placemaking

Project for Public Spaces | Connecting Detroit’s Assets Through Strategic Placemaking | Urban Engagement and Creativity | Scoop.it
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Placemaking on an epic scale

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Between the Buildings of Historic Amsterdam, An Urban Intervention

Between the Buildings of Historic Amsterdam, An Urban Intervention | Urban Engagement and Creativity | Scoop.it
Amsterdam's famous canal district celebrated its 400th birthday this year. And though the district has grown and evolved throughout the centuries, now,
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Berlin's Festival Of Lights Sparks Ebullient Illumination

Berlin's Festival Of Lights Sparks Ebullient Illumination | Urban Engagement and Creativity | Scoop.it
Landmarks, monuments, buildings and more get illuminated via projectors, turning the entire city into a public exhibition space.

Every October, Berlin engages in its annual Festival Of Lights that almost serves as an end-of-summer sign of respect and transition, as it becomes a vibrant, ebullient light spectacle. 

The festival is running for the ninth time this year and with nearly two million annual visitors, Berlin's event is now one of the largest illumination festivals in the world.

Various events include 3D video mapping, laser animation, and building lighting that makes the structures look like dancing, iridescent life-filled creatures.


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Norm Miller's curator insight, October 22, 2013 2:49 PM

Giamt projectors and soon in-built LED lights can do wonderous things.

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A/N Blog . Architecture Research Office Designs Public Art Display Panels for NYC’s Pedestrian Plazas

A/N Blog . Architecture Research Office Designs Public Art Display Panels for NYC’s Pedestrian Plazas | Urban Engagement and Creativity | Scoop.it
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