Sony Building "Crystal Aqua Trees" by Torafu architects | urdesign magazine

Sony Building “Crystal Aqua Trees” by Torafu architects

Category: Design Published on 17 Dec, 2012 Tags: , , , , , ,
2-sony-building-crystal-aqua-trees-by-torafu-architects

Tokyo-based Torafu architects designed the Christmas illumination installed in Sony Square, the Sony Building’s outdoor event space in Ginza, Japan. Inspired by the Trevi fountain in Rome, the “Ai no Izumi” (Fountain of Love) charity drive has been held by Sony every year since 1968. For this edition, Torafu architects proposed a new embodiment as an interactive installation.

The Crystal Aqua Trees is a crystal work of art inspired by the concept of a fountain that can be seen as a spray of water as well as a Christmas tree. In response to changes in the landscape of the street and the actions of people, the illumination will play beautiful music in harmony with a gorgeous light display. The movement of people is picked up by a sensor camera, which prompts the pillars of light illuminated by LEDs to change colors to create a glimmering structure. Whenever coins are deposited in the crystal donation box placed in front of the square, the installation responds by switching to a special performance, as if acknowledging the contributions made.

Like water in a fountain, the polished black floor surface of the stage reflects the illumination, creating a wonderful scene in the middle of the streets of Ginza.

1 sony building crystal aqua trees by torafu architects Sony Building Crystal Aqua Trees by Torafu architects 3 sony building crystal aqua trees by torafu architects Sony Building Crystal Aqua Trees by Torafu architects 4 sony building crystal aqua trees by torafu architects Sony Building Crystal Aqua Trees by Torafu architects 5 sony building crystal aqua trees by torafu architects Sony Building Crystal Aqua Trees by Torafu architects 6 sony building crystal aqua trees by torafu architects Sony Building Crystal Aqua Trees by Torafu architects 7 sony building crystal aqua trees by torafu architects Sony Building Crystal Aqua Trees by Torafu architects

Principle use: EXHIBITION SITE
Production: NOMURAKOUGEISHA
Credit: Planning・Production: Sony PCL Inc. / Image・Interactive production・Sound: WOW / Technical Direction: LUFTZUG
Building site: Ginza Tokyo Sonybuilding 1F 「SonySquare」
Total floor area: 40.6m2
Design period: 2012.09 – 11
Construction period: 2012.11.29 – 12.02
Duration: 2012.12.03 – 2013.01.14
Photo: Daici Ano

Recommended:

Solid Spin Lamps by Johanna Tammsalu
Deep-sea by Nendo for Glas Italia
Nuno by Nendo for Vibia
Ai Weiwei's S.A.C.R.E.D. installation at 2013 Venice Biennale
Tiny Taxonomy by Rosetta Sarah Elkinr at 2013 International Garden Festival
Cloudscapes at MOT by Tetsuo Kondo Architects + Transsolar
Paper Space installation by Studio Glowacka + Maria Fulford Architects for 100% Design 2013
Lucerne Festival Ark Nova: inflatable mobile concert hall by Arata Isozaki and Anish Kapoor
Library and Learning Centre in Vienna by Zaha Hadid Architects
Zimoun's Cardboard Headphones
Sucabaruca Coffee Set by Luca Nichetto + Mjölk
Stools and Benches Made of Discarded Roof Tiles by Tsuyoshi Hayashi
Sneakerbot II in Filaflex: 3D-printed sneakers by Recreus
Last Season: Designer Sweaters transformed into balls of yarn by Lernert & Sander
United States Mint introduces its First Curved Coin
Grand Angle chair by École Boulle students + Majencia
UNStudio public installation for Xintiandi in Shanghai
The Felt Cornershop by Lucy Sparrow
Nendo designs Backyard by | n retail space for Seibu Sogo department store in Japan
Mark Reigelman installs a Giant Nest Chair in Monterrey, Mexico

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


nine × = 18

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Submit Your Work