Festival Goers Control Building Facade Using A Light Switch [Video]

Architectural installation facilitates a direct relationship between people and urban landscape.

During the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, attendees were given control of the building’s lit-up facade by pulling down on a chain just like a regular lamp. The NOX installation was created by interaction designers Onur Sönmez and Tamer Aslan, and let people take control of their environment.

As you can see in the video above, the NOX installation works to dissolve the relationship between attendees and the surrounding infrastructure, giving them control of a spectacle that impacts the interior and exterior experience of the building. This in turn dwarfs the relationship between the micro and macro levels of the urban landscape.

Check out more images of the installation below.

Onur Sönmez