resonet responds to vibration stimuli by sparkling in beijing

resonet responds to vibration stimuli by sparkling in beijing


resonet responds to vibration stimuli by sparkling in beijing
image © iDenn

 

 

 

resonet‘ is an interactive light sculpture exhibited in the baitasi hutong district during beijing design week, that illuminates the public realm in response to vibration stimuli. designed by CPU, a team made up of multidisciplinary designers, ‘resonet’ takes its name from the combination of resonance and network. the showcased product is an evolution of the project presented at FRED07 art festival in 2007 in the UK. 

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resonet at the batasi hutong during night-time as it responds to cars passing by 
image © lin xiuqing

 

 

 

 

suspended in a tree canopy, the web structure drapes above the public realm like a vortex. two illuminated rings support a network of vibration sensors and LED nodes that are fixed at some key intersections on the tensile web, these nodes detect vibrations produced by human and natural activity. be it the sway of a tree, or a passing car, the energy is transformed into light that resonates across the structure, and whilst the rings provide a constant flow for passersby, ‘resonet’ bursts to life shining brighter depending on the strength of the vibration.

 

 

video © liqun zhao

 

 

 

the aim of ‘resonet’ is to explore the boundaries between nature, art, architecture and technology to create physical and ephemeral conditions.

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the light installation sits over an urban environment 
image © iDenn

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it immerses the public and street into an efflorescent visual of flashing lights
image © zhao liqun

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suspended in a tree canopy, the web structure drapes above the public realm like a vortex
image © lin xiuqing

the video shows the assemblage process 
video © simon o’donnell

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two illuminated rings support a network of vibration sensors and LED nodes
image © lin xiuqing

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resonet concept image for designboom’s bright LED competition 
image © reso net

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resonet-cumbria for FRED07 event at kirkby stephen UK
image © reso net

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in 2015, ‘resonet’ awakens from a dormant sleep to shine once more,  emerging from its origins in the UK
image © reso net

 

 

project info:

project title: resonet-baitasi
organisers: creative prototyping unit
designed by: mark tynan, william hailiang chen and zhao liqun
project duration: 2015.09.26-10.07
location: fu cheng men nei beijie street, xicheng district beijing (baitasi area)
material: led, elastic core, vibration sensors, 3d print(abs), led strip and others
project team: matthew smith, stelly li, lin xiuqing, dai shuyao
contributors: beatrice leanza, li xinlu, nicola saladino, su xia, zhang wen, wang yan, ma tao, zhu jing, zhang fan, yu yang, lou jiali, li yidan
sponsors: tiertime 3d print , buro happold

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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