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FLASHLINES DANIELA AND PASCAL KULCSAR Flashlines is an app for projection mapping, which allows anyone to create stunning projection mappings within seconds. All that was needed to achieve the enthralling displays on the façade of the Goethe House (the former home of Johann Wolfgang von of Faust fame) was a projector, a VGA adapter and a tablet with the app installed on it. The app generates templates of the façade being used, which can then be used to plan out and adapt the light patterns that will be projected, creating fascinating visuals with little effort. It doesn’t matter onto what the projection is aimed, the elements can be as small as a dice or as big as a house. The user prepares the light areas directly, simply highlighting certain areas of the architecture on the mock-up on the tablet screen, the speed, and the colour of the animation being individually adjusted at will. The designs projected onto the Goethe House were snapshots collected by the apps creators Daniela and Pasccal Kulcsar during their travels through Europe and were composed of coloured shapes and light motifs, together creating a mystical nighttime moment. The prototype was made possible through Crowdfunding and the app became available in the AppStore at the end of May. www.flashlines.net

ORKHSTRA STÄDELSCHULE ARCHITECTURE CLASS The aim of this installation was to test the boundaries of computational architecture, bringing together a playful interaction of state-of-the-art design expertise and interaction technology. Installed at the central Rossmarkt and developed by the Städelschule Architecture Class (SAC, Frankfurt) teaming up with the Media Architecture Institute (Vienna/Sydney), Ludwig Maximillian University (Munich) and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, the work is a celebration of the relationship between human curiosity and material forms. The installation consisted of polypropylene skin that enfolds and unfolds in numerous, scaled perforations. The skin was able to interact with passersby due to the use of an ODL interactive lighting system, which was triggered into life by camera flashes, the finished product resembling a glowing otherworldly object. www.unsw.edu.au

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mondo*arc Jun/Jul 2014 - Issue 79  

mondo*arc is the leading international magazine in architectural lighting design. Targeted specifically at the lighting specification market...

mondo*arc Jun/Jul 2014 - Issue 79  

mondo*arc is the leading international magazine in architectural lighting design. Targeted specifically at the lighting specification market...

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