Prize(s) Winners in Innovative Lighting Design Software Applications
Company ASB Architectural
Lead Designers Christof Babinsky
Completion Date 2019
Project Location Germany
Entry DescriptionThe 3m x 6m self-supporting cube with an internal height of 2.5m is entirely designed from specially engineered glass on all walls and the floor. Whilst three walls and the ceiling are reflective, the floor and one side wall are the translucent screens for over 800,000 LEDs. The LEDs are installed behind opaque glass, providing a natural screen rather than an LED wall installation.
The reflective glass walls allow the artist to harness the reflection of illuminated surfaces in order to create an abstract and fascinating virtual environment. The translucent mirror walls create a miraculous space that is sealed away from its surroundings, so the spectator inside the cube cannot see out, however passers-by can see in. Witnessing the spectator exploring and experiencing inside the cube, due to the properties of the glass used.
The algorithms create a digital world of illusions that whilst being completely digital create an environment that acts and feels natural. Non-organic media is used to provoke an emotional ambiance that almost feels organic and meets the demands of modern, moving design in a progressive working environment.