brut deluxe adorns berlin with holiday light installations
brut deluxe adorns berlin with holiday light installations brut deluxe adorns berlin with holiday light installations
dec 25, 2013

brut deluxe adorns berlin with holiday light installations

brut deluxe adorns berlin with holiday light installations
all images courtesy of miguel de guzmán




madrid and munich-based creative studio brut deluxe has adorned the urban landscape of berlin this holiday season with three light installations on kurfürstendamm, one of the most famous avenues in the city. the first is a huge luminescent dome with a 7.5 meter diameter at joachimstaler platz, towering above passersby and enveloping them in an umbrella like expanse; the second comprises five, three-dimensional glowing cubes at the crossing of uhlandstrasse, hovering above like giant wrapped presents; and the third is an artificial landscape build of 50 light shrubs, at the intersection of knesebeckstrasse. what all three designs have in common is their atmospheric effect: rather than typical decorations that represent christmas through objects or symbols, each creates a space for shoppers and pedestrians that can be entered and experienced. the created environments set in the city become a place of retreat, surrounding the spectator in an immersive maze of interwoven illumination.



christmas lights berlin 2013
video courtesy of imagensubliminal



five illuminated cubes hang above the observer



an umbrella-like dome suspended above the street



the illuminated dome is 7.5 meters in diameter



hanging over the city street



an immersive maze of lights



carefully strung lights create an artificial landscape



strands of illumination resemble long plant leaves

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