Residential complex “Chicago Central House” 2019, Ukraine, Dnipro

A cube on the facade of Chicago Central House will become the first massive media sculpture in Ukrai

“Chicago Central House” is the first residential complex in Ukraine and Europe that will have an interactive media sculpture in its exterior. A 5x5 meter cube will visualize the information about the city life - traffic, weather, air flights etc, and also interact with a media illumination of the facade. All the variations of content will have an audio accompaniment. A smaller version of the cube will be created to allow people to interact with it changing the content of the sculpture by touch.

A cube on the facade of Chicago Central House will become the first massive media sculpture in Ukraine and Europe that will show the invisible rhythm of the city on its screen using digital content. We live in an era when borders between reality and the digital world are less and less visible. Building materials evolved from wood, stone, concrete, glass, and aluminum to digital materials. That, in particular, helps us create a dynamic sculpture that displays the city life in all its diversity. The sculpture itself will be a 5x5 meter cube placed into a glass shell. Each hour, six videos will be translated. Five of them will demonstrate more traditional textures: wood, stone, concrete, glass, and steel. The sixth one will generate a form using available “Big Data”, which is data about weather, city traffic, air travel, and phone calls. Creating content, we used imitation of the daylight having calculated the Sun movement on current geolocation. So, each hour, the placement of shadows on a sculpture will change visually depending on the real Sun’s movement in a virtual form. When the darkness comes, the most modern museum technology of exhibit illumination will be imitated. Several beams of light with different width will aim in a certain way to express the shape with the light without changing position. In our case, the lamps are virtual. The facade itself will also be dynamically lit, and the illumination will interact with the illumination of the media sculpture. For example, if along all the height of the facade, there will be an imitation of a waterfall, the cube will turn into a giant aquarium from which the water will fall loudly. For all the variations of scenarios, the audio content will be developed. Interactions with sculpture will also be provided: in the glass shell, there will be a smaller model of the cube touching which people will be able to affect the current content.

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Details

Building or project owner : Saga Development, Kiev, Ukraine

Architecture : Private enterprise Architectural workshop of Yuri Borodkin, Kiev, Ukraine

Project artist/ concept/ design/ planning : Private enterprise Architectural workshop of Yuri Borodkin, Kiev, Ukraine

Structural engineering : Private enterprise Architectural workshop of Yuri Borodkin, Kiev, Ukraine

Facade design : Private enterprise Architectural workshop of Yuri Borodkin, Kiev, Ukraine

Facade construction : Private enterprise Architectural workshop of Yuri Borodkin, Kiev, Ukraine

Light design : Expolight, Dnipro, Ukraine

Technical layout light : Expolight, Dnipro, Ukraine

Display content/ visuals/ showreel : Expolight, Dnipro, Ukraine

Light hardware (LED hardware) : Expolight, Dnipro, Ukraine

Lighting control software : Expolight, Dnipro, Ukraine

Descriptions

Facade type and geometry (structure) : Façade: Ventilated, hinged. Clinker tiles and ceramic granite, natural marble. Glazing: six chamber reinforced profile, two chamber energy-saving glass packages.

Credits

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