V45 light closeup
V45 light closeup

V45 / traffic-responsive facade

Nextlab, Szövetség 39 and Be Light Ltd. realized the architects' vision of a reactive facade. We have developed our own lighting system with new solutions in form, aesthetics and technology. The lighting panels visually unite the two wings of the facade with different characteristics. Furthermore, the software-operated lights react to the noise level of Váci road creating a sound-responsive artwork determined by the effects of the environment, similarly to the facade of Lánchíd 19 Design Hotel.

Corpora DMA
Corpora DMA

Corpora presentation @ Pecha Kucha Budapest

Presentation on the Corpora project at the Pecha Kucha Budapest event, about past and future Corpora exhibitions. Planned Corpora exhibtions:

  • 25th September 2007, Beijing, China
  • 12th October 2007, Yamaguchi Center for Art & Media, Yamaguchi, Japan

When: 23rd June 2007, 22:00
Where: KEK - Contemporary Architecture Centre

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Panorama
Panorama

L19 / environment-responsive glass facade

Péter Sugár and László Benczúr architects approached the designers of Szövetség 39 and Nextlab to make an animated facade for their Lanchid 19 design hotel. In collaboration with engineers of Hidromatic (robotic system) and MES (LED lighting) we formed a team to realise the concept of a permanently waving facade consisting of unique glass panels and patterns, which changes its appearance (form and light) based on weather conditions surrounding the hotel.

The blog showing shared working process (hungarian)
The official hotel website

Arduino board
Arduino board

Arduino workshop

December 2, 2006, 10:00-18:00
Nextlab / Szövetség 39
1074 Budapest, Szövetség u. 39.

Arduino is an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple I/O board, and a development environment for writing Arduino software. The Arduino programming language is an implementation of Wiring, itself built on Processing.

Arduino can be used to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other outputs. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can be communicate with software running on your computer (e.g. Flash, Pure Data, Processing, MaxMSP). The boards can be assembled by hand or purchased preassembled; the open-source IDE can be downloaded for free.

The workshop was held by Massimo Banzi, the creator of Arduino.

budapest_arduino.cc mailing list
arduino.cc

Dorkbot-Budapest #5
Dorkbot-Budapest #5

Dorkbot-Budapest #5

December 1, 2006, 18:00
Impex, West-Balkán
Budapest, VIII., Futó u. 48.

The fifth Dorkbot-Budapest is featuring

Valerie Bugmann: The Drama of Digital Communication with a Human Touch
Katalin Tesch: Getting closer
Massimo Banzi: Arduino

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Transgenesis conference
Transgenesis conference

Nextlab presentation at the Transgenesis conference

November 9, 2006
Transgenesis Conference
Prague, Czech Republic

Nextlab presentation on the 1575MHz installation

organized by CIANT, at the Czech Academy of Sciences

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A still from the movie Anna, by Fountainhead Entertainment (Quake III engine)
A still from the movie Anna, by Fountainhead Entertainment (Quake III engine)

Machinima screening

November 1, 2006, 20:00
Impex, West Balkan
Budapest, VIII., Futó u. 48.

A screening of Machinima movies.

Machinima - short for 'machine animation' - is a new form of home-made
movie making, where movies are made by using off-the-shelf 3D game engines. See the genre unfold from the roots into the mainstream.

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Dorkbot-Budapest #4
Dorkbot-Budapest #4

Dorkbot-Budapest #4

October 25, 2006, 18:00
Impex
Budapest, VIII., Futó u. 48.

The fourth Dorkbot-Budapest is featuring

Balázs Serényi: FlashFilterLab
Krisztián Kelner: Re:orient - migrating architectures
Enrique Erne: NetPD

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thumbnail-reorient_cars.jpg Wired cars and the radio arbour
Wired cars and the radio arbour

Re:orient - hungarian pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture

Nextlab´s members are involved in the project, "Re:orient - migrating architectures", which explores the local aspects of China's global significance and increasing influence. The project seeks to forecast possibilities which are now detectable only in connection with retail, but which will, in all likelihood, determine the built environment, which transforms under the pressure of ever-cheaper products. The project follows up these ideas with the presentation of spaces, architectural devices and materials that create new contents, and indicate ways of turning these constraints of the market to our benefit, show how to infuse the mass products, which are designed to have a short life-span, with lasting cultural values.

Re:orient website

thumbnail-radio.jpg media - space - society
media - space - society

Nextlab presentation at the radio.territories final conference

September 15-17, 2006
Wien, Austria

Nextlab presentation at the final conference of the radio.territories series of public space radio art project, at the media - space - society conference in Vienna, Austria.

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