3D-Printed Box Turns An Entire Building Into A Giant Rubik’s Cube [Video]

3D-Printed Box Turns An Entire Building Into A Giant Rubik’s Cube [Video]

Artist Javier Lloret created an interactive facade controlled by a handheld version of the puzzle.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 5 december 2013

Spanish artist and designer Javier Lloret has created an interactive facade that lets users play with a large-scale virtual Rubiks cube.

Puzzle Facade consists of a 3D-printed white Rubiks cube connected to a digital wall. The movements of the smaller handheld cube are projected onto the digital wall, which in this case is the exterior of the Ars Electronica building in Austria.

The 3D-printed Rubiks cube was built with a digital core connected via Bluetooth to a computer. The computer controls the projection on the building facade. As the player moves the Rubiks cube, the LED lights on the facade transform accordingly.



The physical cube is all white — making it more difficult for those who are already familiar with solving the Rubiks cube. Further adding to the difficulty is the fact that the player can only see two sides of the cube because of the architecture of the building.

Lloret created the Puzzle Facade as part of his thesis for the Interface Culture master program at the University of Arts and Design Linz.

Check out the video about the project below.

Javier Lloret

Source, Images: Core77


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