Flare FaÃ§ade10.9.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Toshi Jones
Tags: Flare FaÃ§ade, WHITEvoid
Interactive art and design studio WHITEvoid introduced their FLARE-facade prototype at the NEXT art & technology exhibition. The system acts like living skin moving and adjusting, animating the surface of the building. The modular metal flakes are controlled by pneumatic pistons which tilt the flakes creating a variety of animation options. By reflecting ambient or direct sunlight, the individual flakes of the FLARE system act like pixels formed by natural light. The system has yet to be applied as a physical installation. We see real opportunities here, but will wait to make judgment until the system has been officially carried out.