Thursday, 2 February 2012

Light Festival

Check out some of the super pieces at the 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium. The idea of light-centric architecture isnt new of course, but modern tech can take the idea in clever and artistic directions. The LED Cathedral is the centre piece of the festival and it is covered by ThisIsColossal.

[LED Cathedral images via Stijn Coppens Flickr stream]

I like the simplicity of the actual glittering detail being the actual light source, zany as the design might be. In the same way as stained glass in a cathedral like Sainte Chapelle in Paris with its towering windows of backlit glass - this self illuminating work is a visual feast. I loved our RL visit to Sainte Chapelle btw, superb piece of architecture and so bright as they restore the panels.

Check the site for more info and the vid below for some of the other pieces in the Festival.

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