Pixelsumo is a blog about interaction, with an emphasis on play, installation, video game culture, playgrounds and toys. Written by Chris O'Shea.
James Clar, an interactive lighting designer, is currently working on scaled-down version of an L.E.D mesh structure that will eventually appear around the Habitat Hotel, near Barcelona. Working for experimental company Cloud9, Clar is using his expertise to build a working prototype for a model of the hotel, to be shown in New York. As he puts it on his site:
It is a hotel with a light mesh that wraps the whole building. The light mesh has sensors that will read the daylight sun amplitude and then at night each node will give off color according to how much that node collected sun. Therefore, the mesh reflects the energy levels of each day, it will change over seasons and due to weather. It’s very nice since the mesh itself is raised off the building and forms its own see-through structure. Also, each node is self-contained with it’s own sensor and LEDs, there is no central computer controlling the whole structure.
The model, along with many other works, will be on display at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) NYC from Feb 12th for the New Spanish Architects show.