1000 LED-Illuminated Translucent Flags Create Digital Sky #ArtTuesday
The concept is pretty straight forward but the effect is mesmerizing. This is a lobby you wouldn’t mind waiting in. The whole ceiling is a giant matrix diffused with fabric. At around the 40 second mark you can see they are using a Pi.
Designed by lead architect Jack Chaffin with designers Lu Zhang and Shane Leaman, “Digital Sky” occupies the entire 12’ x 30’ expanse of the Kirin apartment lobby ceiling in Seattle, Washington, an installation comprising 1,000 translucent flags made from rip-stop fabric paired with a panel-sized screen arrangement of LEDs underneath to illuminate the entire space overhead to mesmerizing effect.
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