orproject at the london architecture festival
orproject at the london architecture festival orproject at the london architecture festival
jun 30, 2010

orproject at the london architecture festival

‘or2’ by orproject at the london architecture festival all images courtesy of orproject

‘or2’ is an installation by london-based practice orproject (francesco brenta, christoph klemmt, and laura micalizzi), located at the entrance of the italian cultural institute as part of the london architecture festival. constructed out of photosensitive polygonal segments, the single surface roof form has the ability to turn opaque pink in the sun or translucent white in the shade. photovoltaic cells are also integrated into the polygonal segments, transforming the installation into a lighting device at night by releasing the energy collected during the day.

‘or2’ is based off the studio’s original project ‘or’ which was exhibited at milan design week 2008, where it took photoreactive technology to an architectural scale, filtering a whole courtyard with light or shade depending on the time of day.


gradient of photoreaction

the original ‘or’ project at milan furniture fair 2008 in collaboration with scenario architecture (ran ankory and maya carni) and elisa oddone


translucent white at night

‘or’ from above the courtyard

  • beautiful!

    World Man About Town says:
  • That would go great at a nightclub.

    Jae Xavier - http://knowledgecity.com says:
  • pink one doesnt look good, but the blue one rocks,it will also look really great in red

    sos says:
  • maybe an explination for the form would help me to like the project. seems like a lot of effort was made to make the object look the way it did only to have it turn from transparent to opaque and then glow at night.

    pjm says:
  • I saw this at the Shanghai expo boulevard larger and less photoreactive,does anyone know if they did the ones at the expo??

    archipunk says:
  • looks interesting! very interesting

    blog.vladimirantonov.ru says:
  • beautifull and perfectly unusefull..it’s Art!

    nb says:
  • Nice and catchy…

    But if it’s supposed to be artwork, what do the colours stand for?

    Ladies Restroom and Spiritual Cove? 😉

    Thomas says:
  • amazing how much does it cost to do this ….simply brilliant

    maze2030 says:

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