someprojects.info

2009

someprojects Information about some projects by Marek Walczak, Martin Wattenberg, Rory Solomon, Wesley Heiss, Johanna Kindvall and others will now be documented at http://someprojects.info….

7WTC Screenwall

2006

7 WTCThe Podium Light Wall is located on the South and North facades of 7 World Trade Center. As people wander on the pavement below a strip of blue light gracefully follows them. This strip of blue light is 7 floors tall and is visible from Freedom Park. The Podium Wall accentuates the individual, and the patterns that are created as many pass by together. Kinecity designed the interactive element of the design for James Carpenter Design Assoc. who were the responsible for the wall as an art piece.

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Shimmer Wall

2006

JMHThe Shimmer Wall is located in the link between the two buildings of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. A place of contemplation designed by James Carpenter Design Associates, the wall projects the subtle shimmering light as the sun plays with the Hudson River.

Kinecity have designed the camera recognition system that recognizes the shimmer on the water. Moving and zooming throughout the day on a very slow orbit, the artificial intelligence system tracks the beauty of light reflecting off water, through which on occasion a ferry or yacht passes by.

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Light Threshold

2000

Light ThresholdThe Light Threshold was designed as a gateway to the Olympic Complex in Sydney, Australia. The work is a threshold of light that perpendicularly crosses the northern entry road/bridge to the park.

Five masts establishes a vertical plane that cuts across the access roadway in an open landscape. At the top of each mast is a 3m high stainless steel assembly with a series of nozzles that disperse a fine cloud of mist into the air.

This drifting cloud of mist is animated by reflecting a yellow/gold stream of sunlight through its center off of a system of mirrors. The mirror system, gimbaled atop a sixth mast, is controlled by a heliostat computer programmed to follow the sun’s path. More…

Pancinema

2000

PancinemaA series of panoramic cameras are located throughout milan, pointed at the sky, at people in front of the train station, at trees and from the tallest building. Their output is continuously streamed to the server which then stores them chronologically.

These panoramic image feeds are collaged and shown on a giant glass cylinder in front of milan train station., so forming a memory of the city that starts at the inauguration of the sculpture.

The archived images are played as continuous time-lapse movies on the glass cylinder. The circular balustrade acts as in interface, each section of which marks a period of time past. More…

Sculptural Light Screen

2000

lightscreenThe Sculptural Light Screen is on the west front of the new atrium for the Austin Convention Center. It serves a number of functions. Made up of Photovoltaic panels that converts sunlight into electricity, it acts to screen the western sun from the Atrium, and so makes up part of the sustainable energy concept for the new building. The Light Screen is made up of both photovoltaic louvers and colored glass louvers. As the sun hits the wall, it modulates and refracts the light that projects onto the translucent curtain wall behind, creating a mosaic like wall as viewed from the escalator inside. For James Carpenter Design, 2000.

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