Media Facades - History, Technology, Content

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A Fundamental introduction to a topic of current interest Overview about the varied media facades that exist, their technology and future development More than 30 breathtaking media facades by ag4, Realities United, UN Studio, Urbanscreen, among others The book introduces a canon of media architectural terminology and shows the history of media facades through early examples of embedding media in architecture, like Times Square, New York, and Centre Pompidou, Paris. State of the art developments are presented with approx. 30 international projects of contemporary media architecture separated and classified in 7 different technical categories: projection facades, rear projection facades, window raster animation, display facades, illuminated facades, mechanical facades and voxel facades. Each of these 7 categories gets introduced via explaining the technology and through the means of built examples. In each example project data are presented with a brief description about the project and the used technology. An analysis of the representational characteristics of media façades lead to an introduction of possible forms of media content and completes the book.
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