Dezeen has been running a design competition with LG for novel uses of LG’s OLED display technologies. One entry in particular caught my attention: Gianfranco Vasselli’s concept for integrating an OLED display into a “shelf” arrangement over a bed. I … Continue reading OLED bedroom concept
Back at the Integrated Systems Europe 2019 show, LG’s professional signage group demo’d their transparent OLED screens front-and-center in their massive booth. They’ve now launched a complete website with a real product on the market. Transparent OLED is interesting because … Continue reading LG’s transparent OLED tech
At the opening keynote of the Integrated Systems Europe 2019 show, we were treated to a presentation from projection mapping artist Bart Kresa. Polish-born and now based in Santa Monica, Kresa showed several projects that were an absolute feast for … Continue reading bart kresa studio
I continue to be blown away by the rapid technical advance of large format LED screens. Further proof comes from the visually gorgeous movie “First Man” chronicling the life of test pilot and astronaut Neil Armstrong. Watching the behind-the-scenes featurette, … Continue reading LED screens used in filming “first man”
“Social walls” are an interesting new concept. Content aggregator services pull together data streams from various social media sites like Instagram or Twitter, based on desired hashtags, geo-fencing, or other qualifiers. These content streams can be displayed in a variety … Continue reading social walls
Check out this visually innovative and inspiring video from Populous on the future of eSports events. A few screen shots below. Lots of inspiration here for architectural media systems. And check out this great article from Blooloop on the growing … Continue reading eSports arenas
Check out this amazing LED media display at Krasnodar, a Russian football stadium. A curving display that wraps around the entire stadium and varies in height for an impressive effect. The screen is made by Unilumin and has a total … Continue reading krasnodar stadium LED display
What happens when you make the playing court a gigantic media screen, and add in precision player tracking? From AKQA, this is actually a couple years old already… Continue reading nike rise 2.0
Some wild flexible screen technologies that in the future might scale to architectural sizes: Plastic Logic is a German company developing flexible, plastic encapsulated organic display technologies with flexible transistors. The company was recently split: Flex Enable is now an independent R+D operation. … Continue reading plastic logic + flex enable
An incredible media lighting system installation named “Aurora” by Electroland was realized using advanced parametric design, digital fabrication, and 47,000 RGB LED pixels from Philips Color Kinetics. And wonderfully, Electroland presents numerous process photographs and an amazing video recorded from the design, … Continue reading electroland’s aurora project
In the future…there will be no veiling glare. This fun vision of the future has been out for a couple years, but I just came across it. Very much in line with Microsoft’s Future Vision series, Corning presents some very … Continue reading a day made of glass
Via Inhabitat, here is an interesting design thesis concept from Meidad Marzan, who proposes a solar shading system consisting of servo-controlled rotating panels with photovoltaic panels on one side and OLED panels on the other. They charge during the day, … Continue reading student concept: urban tiles
GKD Metal Fabrics is a supplier of interwoven metal meshes for large-scale architectural use.
GKD Mediamesh, a metal fabric product with integral LED video system, is an excellent example of the integration of green design + digital media in architecture. The walls can be used as architectural sun screens, cutting down on the solar heat load entering a building, while simultaneously retaining the views from inside the building and acting as a video screen from the outside.