Interactive Facade

Custom designed, this temporary translucent skin was created as a portable façade for Berkeley-based, contemporary lighting studio Looma during an open studio event. Mahsa Vanaki worked with Looma designer Romy Randev to achieve the glowing, geometric surface that attached to the existing building and was easily removed and stored after the event.

Building rules prevented Looma from permanently altering their exterior appearance so a temporary solution was in order. Paired with the façade was an interactive LED light show that changed colors.

Vanaki used parametric design and digital fabrication tools, like Grasshopper, Lunchbox, and Weaverbird for Rhino, over the course of four days, which included the installation. No doubt this unique surface will draw visitors into the space.

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