This December, in a surprisingly simple yet ridiculously amazing installation for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, artist Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, effectively serving as a giant white canvas. Over the course of two weeks, the museum’s smallest visitors were given thousands upon thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited to collaborate in the transformation of the space, turning the house into a vibrantly mottled explosion of color.
INTERACTIVE WALK-IN ENVIRONMENT – PAVILLION ACCIONA EXPO 2008
Together with Tamschick Media+Space GmbH m box realised an interactive walk-in environment in the Spanish energy company Acciona’s pavilion at the Expo 2008 / Saragossa / Spain.
The visitor found himself in an artificial world, which he could influence and alter. He senses the immediate reaction and transformation of his artificial surroundings according to his actions. The interactive space is composed by three projections that cover a wall surface of 108 square meters and 10 projections that cover a floor surface of 300 square meters.
In December 2011, the company that I work for completed the installation of a new lighting control system for the exterior lighting at the Burj Al Arab. Dan Henry, an employee of Focus Lighting, executed and designed all of the reprogramming of the lighting as well as wrote a custom application to control the lighting wirelessly.
It was really great to see the updated programming captured in Philip Bloom‘s Timelapse video below.
The original lighting design of the Burj Al Arab is by Speirs + Major.
Abraj: Plural of Burj which is Arabic for Tower.
Timelapse video featuring the two iconic towers of Dubai. The Burj Al Arab and the world’s tallest building. The Burj Khalifa.
Commisioned to shoot various timelapses of the Emirate by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. This is an edit I put together for myself of some of my favourite shots. Including some amazing views from 154 floors up on the Burj Khalifa.
Read more about it on my blog post here: philipbloom.net/?p=16650
Music is by Vaughan Williams: Variations on theme by Thomas Tallis
What can you accomplish in 360 hours?
The Chinese sustainable building company, Broad Group, has yet attempted another impossible feat, building a 30-story tall hotel prototype in 360 hours, after building a 15-story building in a week earlier in 2011.
One big 250-frame smile 🙂
An architectural installation in Paris / FR / 2010.
For the Nuit Blanche 2010 festival, 1024 Architecture designed a 20 tons scaffolding structure built on top of the Saint Louis Bridge, downtown Paris.
The show consisted of a 12 minutes looping audio reactive visual set.
More info + photos on 1024architecture.net or our blog 1024d.wordpress.com
An interactive architectural mapping.
Fete des Lumieres / Lyon / France / 2010
A mapping by 1024 Architecture, projected on the facade of former Lyrical theater the “Celestins”.
The building deformations and figures were controlled by the audience, using a microphone and an audio analysis algorythm.
More info on 1024architecture.net or our blog 1024d.wordpress.com
After I quit my job last year, I packed a bag, grabbed my camera and bought a one way ticket to London. 17 countries later, I compiled this time lapse of the many amazing places I came across.
Jenn Kennedy, author of Success by Design and AD collaborator, shared with us this interesting video in which she asked an influential group of architects about their business direction. These testimonials by Dan Meis, Art Gensler, Lauren Rottet and Steven Ehrlich give us valuable insights on running a successful firm.