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Lightwall

WHAT IS IT?
Wind glowing system

FORCE TYPOLOGY
Wind

MATERIALS
LED’s Textile

Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. One of these is the sea sparkles, a single-cell marine-dwelling species, that lights up when disturbed by waves.

Fascinated by this luminous effect, we started wondering how we could make a building react to an external force like wind, in such a visible and spectacular way.

Our research led to the realization of a prototype consisting in a semi transparent veil sparkling up thousands of LED cells under air flows. Besides generating lights effects, Lightwall makes visible the action of wind.

Lightwall

WHAT IS IT?
Wind glowing system

FORCE TYPOLOGY
Wind

MATERIALS
LED’s Textile

Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. One of these is the sea sparkles, a single-cell marine-dwelling species, that lights up when disturbed by waves.

Fascinated by this luminous effect, we started wondering how we could make a building react to an external force like wind, in such a visible and spectacular way.

Our research led to the realization of a prototype consisting in a semi transparent veil sparkling up thousands of LED cells under air flows. Besides generating lights effects, Lightwall makes visible the action of wind.