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Changing Building Facade acts Like Pixels formed by Natural Light

When you are looking at these pictures this might look like a modern piece of architecture, but after you’ll see the video attached below you’ll see that Flare is more than that. Flare is a modular, computer-driven system that creates a moving skin for the facade of a building and it was created by Christopher Bauder and Christian Perstl. The Flare units are made up of computer controlled metal flake bodies which are by supplemented pneumatic cylinders. A great futuristic outer shell for any building. Because of the shape and size of each unit it can be placed on any designed building.

flare building Changing Building Facade acts Like Pixels formed by Natural Light

Each metal flake reflects the bright sky or sunlight when in vertical standby position. When the flake is tilted downwards by a computer controlled pneumatic piston, its face is shaded from the sky light and this way appears as a dark pixel. By reflecting ambient or direct sunlight, the individual flakes of the FLARE system act like pixels formed by natural light.

flare facade Changing Building Facade acts Like Pixels formed by Natural Light

And now after you have an idea of how this system works, and you saw some pictures here is the most interesting part of this post, a video clip that shows the different patterns that are created based on how the tilting flakes reflect natural light.

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4 responses to “Changing Building Facade acts Like Pixels formed by Natural Light” - Add yours!

  1. Adamsons Interior Design said:
    July 23, 2008

    Amazing! What a stunning effect. It would make me look twice (or three times) at any building!

    Love your blog!

  2. July 25, 2008

    It’s just Excellent !!

    I really appreciate and I really bow down to you for this.

  3. June 28, 2010

    i thought they use snake skin to build this building, it is really fantastic.

  4. Mosaic said:
    November 13, 2010

    That’s is very stylish black, wonderful

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