Industrial Structures Turned Musical Instruments

Industrial Structures Turned Musical Instruments

The Human Harp is a device that clips on to any urban or industrial structure that enables the user or “movician” to play it like a giant instrument! Attached to retractable strings, the user can adjust various characteristics of the structure’s voice by extending, plucking and moving about. See it in action on the Brooklyn Bridge after the jump AND if you happen to be in the UK you can check it out yourself up until August 26th! More details here.

0 Designer: Di Mainstone & Collaborators

Custom Nikes Installation

Custom Nikes Installation

The Nike iD Experience is about taking interactive design to the next level – an approach to a completely hands-on design process inspired by the ubiquitous alphabet letters found on refrigerators! You know, the little letters that eventually form words? With an array of handcasted polyurethane pieces that make up the Nike SB Dunk Hi, it’s up to the viewers to create their own masterpiece.

0 Designer: Anthony Hart & Nike SB

What the tech?

What the tech?

Combining cyber architecture with interactive technology and sensory experiences, the Tuiteratura installation reflects the collaborative spirit of social networks and proposes engagement between the public and the installation itself. Excerpts from famous literary pieces dance across the screen alongside user submitted Tweets using the hashtag #tuiteratura. In person, users can leave their own mark by using physical motions to control an interactive keyboard, further contributing to the exhibit’s content.

0 Designers: Various

Fiber Logic

Fiber Logic

Proposed for NYC’s historical Battery Park, the ALIS bench serves as both commodity and art. Lightweight & durable, the ergonomic sections are constructed through the process of renewable resource plastic injection molding, common in the structuring of urban playground equipment. Using unique “fiber logic” reinforcement, ALIS efficiently redistributes external forces through its composite skin system. As night falls, each section illuminates from within to reveal a beautiful web of the fibrous internal strands.

0 Designers: Various

High Tech Bamboo

High Tech Bamboo

Daan Roosegarde’s modern zen garden, “Boo,” brings a lil eastern influence and a mystical world of light/sound to the courtyard of Hotelschool the Hague in Amsterdam. A walk through the forest of 6-meter high pillars reveals an interactive experience where LED lights and cricket sounds follow and play with the viewer as they move. When the common square is empty, the “Boo ghost” awakes and wonders through the garden, triggering the lights to play with each other, creating a visual story viewable from afar.

0 Designer: Daan Roosegarde

Urban Microarchitecture

Urban Microarchitecture

The latest from IN-TENTA, this urban architectural installation called ALL-IN-SQUARE appears to be hand created just for the unique waterfront space where it lives, but in actuality it’s composed of simple, moveable modular elements including granite benches, metal “cocoon” seats, soft lighting, bike stands, granite floor coverings and square pop-ups for shelter, shade or use as a kiosk. Everything a common ground needs for a custom aesthetic, but with less expense and more efficiency.

0 Designer: IN-TENTA

WOODS: A Sound-Reactive Installation

WOODS: A Sound-Reactive Installation

This artistic installation, comprising 30 unique handmade redwood angelpoise lamps with classic tungsten lightbuls, emerges from the ground creating a structured landscape of responsiveness and light. The sound-reactive illumination takes the spectator through the emotional and physical journey of the performer at the center. The sequenced installation builds the setting, following the motion of the story while providing a consistent spacial response for the viewer. Check out the vid to see it in action!

0 Designer: Nocte

Heart Art

Heart Art

The Spaceship Heart installation, centered at Madrid’s Semana de la Arquietectura, consists of a whopping 400 modular cardboard building blocks, each with eight faces that represent a program in hypothetically mixed-use structure. Aside from looking like a rocket ready for blastoff, the structure also reminds of the symbolic heart shape, and serves simply as a place for viewers to gather and build a sense of community through conversation. Jump to check out the making of the modules!

0 Designer: Collective Paper Aesthetics

Modern Material Among Ancient Beauty

Modern Material Among Ancient Beauty

24° Studio’s latest installation, Daphne, is situated within the tunneled stairway that interplays with the notion of concealing and revealing the ancient interior surfaces of the tunnel leading to the peak of the hilltop village Pyrgos in Santorini, Greece. The structure is made entirely of self-supporting paper panels and string LEDs that create an enclosure that plays with visitors’ perception as they witness the material merging of past, present and future.

0 Designer: 24° Studio

Modern Monolith

Modern Monolith

The idea behind Massimo Iosa Ghini’s Quattro Punti installation was the formation of a bond between legacy and modernity, tradition and innovation. The monolith itself is a distant but familiar fragment of ancestral typologies, but is contrasted by LED illumination that seems to materialize from inside to outside, bringing the structure to life.

0 Designer: Massimo Iosa Ghini

Sound Ray

Sound Ray

This unique ceiling installation by Studio Bernal aims to create ever-so-subtle changes in a room’s acoustic and visual atmospheres by making articulated changes in the form of its surface. Inspired the the animal of the same name, the Manta makes adjustments in position through multi-modal input including sound, stereoscopic vision, touch, and even brainwaves, changing according to the actions of the people around it.

0 Designer: Studio Bernal

The New London Skyline

The New London Skyline

Deviating from the standard norm of product design on Yanko Design, I’d like to bring your attention this classy instillation called “London” at a Samsung UK flagship store in Westfields Shopping Centre. The impeccable interaction and graphics of instillation is one thing to be noted, however I’d like you to focus on the futuristic architecture of the London skyline. Compared to the current skyline seen here, the future foresees an elevated transportation system and windmills blending in with the skyscrapers.

0 Designer: Factory Fifteen

Intricate Installation

Intricate Installation

Designer Tamer Nakışçı’s Intersection is an exploration of the connections between different times, techniques, dimensions and people; and how they actually come together. The installation combines simple lighting techniques with the complexity of water and is constructed using 1.6km of elastic. It will leave you wondering whether you’re looking at a digital projection or a tangible, intricate web.

0 Designer: Tamer Nakışçı

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