The relationship between buildings and image, both static and moving, has occupied a significant role throughout architectural history. Current innovations in materials research, digital technology and lighting are strengthening this connection as a vital idea permeating image arts and built spaces. With a focus on recent applications, ranging from art installations, climate responsive media facades to the author’s own kinetic weather prototypes, this will highlight a climate conscious approach for integration of interactive systems and illumination within building surfaces. This approach to media facades, as opposed to the current use for commercial advertising, may provide a subtle message about changing climate variables and provoke general public to be more conscious of their own impact in this cycle.
Visualizations: Calvin Fung