When the Banco del Crédito de Peru (BCP) looked to create a lighting installation, one option they considered was a media façade.
Instead, however, they opted to work with lighting designer Claudia Paz to create a 3D interactive installation. Visitors can control a variety of light and sound creations used to illuminate the building, by way of an LED podium fitted with multi-touch sensors.
Elsewhere, minus the bells and whistles of internet APIs and smartphone apps, the Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam is designed as an illuminated spectacle; a gateway to the city from both Vietnam and the wider world.
Complementing the already-striking design of the dragon structure itself, the lights turn the bridge into a fiery iconic landmark. The international attention drawn to the area is reflected in an up-and-coming tourist trade, providing big economic benefits to the locals.
There’s a huge variety of uses for building-sized light installations, and not all of them need to utilize constantly flashing lights or smartphone interactivity to turn a structure into a canvas.
Which building would you love to see turned into a canvas for light art, and how would you design it?
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