greenpix media wall

00_05(c)SimoneGiostra-ARUP-Ruogu

GreenPIX is a landmark installation completed for the 2008 Beijing Olympics by  Simone Giostra & Partners and Arup.  It is a self contained, completely off-the-grid, low-resolution-video architectural surface.  It is a unique hybrid, with solar cells integrated into the front of glass panels that are rear-illuminated with individual LED pixels.

01_03(c)SimoneGiostra-ARUP

The solar cells are artfully arranged in a random, organic pattern, creating inherent patterns of light and dark on the glass surface.  Each glass panel rotates to let air pass.

01_06(c)SimoneGiostra-ARUP

In the pictures above and below you can see the small LED RGB point source fixture behind each panel, which creates a soft-bleed effect for each pixel.

02_03(c)SimoneGiostra-Arup-Palmer

This project is a terrific demonstration of the future of lighting design, the fusion of digital media + sustainable technologies within the framework of innovative architectural systems.

00_03(c)SimoneGiostra-ARUP-Ruogu

It is wonderful that Simone Giostra and Arup have posted so much detailed information about the project on the GreenPIX site.  Check it out for lots of concept images, detail drawings, installation photos and videos.

00_06(c)SimoneGiostra-ARUP-Ruogu

images from GreenPIX

Advertisements

About Brad Koerner

Venture Manager - Luminous Patterns Philips Lighting

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: