Interactive Environments with Lighting
Our Select projects that evolved with the emergence of technology over time:
We focused on how space can be activated and dynamically respond to people’s activities within.
Early on we started to investigate how architecture can be made interactive and engage with its users. The implementation of technology changes what can be done and has evolved over time. These project explorations were primarily done between 2000-2008 and evolved into our lighting design services and development of smart IoT technology.
We are operating in the space between architecture, emerging technologies and lighting to influence people’s emotions and behavior. We investigate the relationship between Space, Technology and Interactivity and how it affects human behavior and emotions. By doing this we create responsive, animated and smart environments.
Exterior Lighting Design Concept - Creating a recognizable night time visibility to strengthen its unique identity & characteristics -- © I3D, inc.
Interior hospitality and living spaces and exterior entertainment areas - Setting up of different moods and light scenarios such as Day, Evening (Lounge), Late Night Intimate or Party / Event mode -- © I3D, inc. – Lighting Designers
Development of various light settings according to the time of the day to set up a mood -- © I3D, inc. (Photo by Jovan Charlton)
Dynamic architectural lighting panel with digital input.
Technology & product consultancy 2005-2007
Exterior Perception: Creating different modes according to its use: Event (Showtime) / Convention Mode / Not-in-use calm mode -- Renderings by Lea Shao and Beatrice Witzgall
Exterior Perception (Size Matters!): Creating different modes according to its use: Event (Showtime) / Convention Mode / Not-in-use calm mode -- Renderings and Composition by Beatrice Witzgall
Lighting changes according to the moon cycles (the tides) to create a connection to the river and nature within the urban context // Development of wireless lighting technology (2002-2003)
“FROM HARDWARE TO SOFTFORM”, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY, 2002 - Interactive Mixed Media Installation by Winka Dubbeldam and in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab
Dynamic and interactive lighting creates a sense of awareness & ambient information about other neighborhoods; Renderings by Beatrice Witzgall
A responsive architectural installation creating ambient information & awareness of remote activity of students within the student lounge through lighting and sound input (2002-2003)
Dynamic Lighting acts as ambient information about wireless internet use in Bryant park creating an awareness of the internet use.
A dynamic lighting installation creates an abstract visual connection with other urban places creating possibilities of interaction and awareness
“Projections: Making Places through Information Technology: Enhancing Conversation through Context Output” – cell phone interface provides real-time information about your friends to create a sense of community (published in 2000)
Winner of an architectural competition for the EXPO 2000 - Interactive light play by the natural movement of the sun in context with fun materials as well as the playful human interaction of the visitors
by Kinderhorizonte, Braunschweig, Germany
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