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.
- 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
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.
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.
Prague, Czech Republic
Nextlab presentation on the 1575MHz installation
organized by CIANT, at the Czech Academy of Sciences
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.
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.