'crystal aqua trees' by torafu architects at tokyo's sony building
all images by daici ano
torafu architects has
sent designboom one of their latest projects - an illuminated sculpture
entitled 'the crystal aqua trees' installed in SONY square,
the outdoor event space of the japanese electronic company's building tokyo building. the work was created as part the 'ai no izumi' (fountain of love)
charity drive that has been held by SONY every year since 1968 - with the sculpture informed by the trevi fountain in rome, mimicking sprays of water.
the interactive artwork responds to the movements of people via sensor camera, causing the pillars of light illuminated by LEDs to change color -
with music also playing in harmony to the vibrant spectacle. in reference to the fountain concept - whenever coins are deposited in the crystal donation box
placed in front of the square, the installation responds by switching to a special performance.
the lighting installation is informed by the trevi fountain in rome
mini monoliths compose the sculpture
general view of 'crystal aqua trees' in SONY square
pillars of light change color