Crossing Materiality and Immateriality: LED Architecture and Architectural Virtualization
LED building means that the LED screen covers building surface mostly, which could real-time reflect information, while forgetting the concept of “wall”. The information materialized itself. At the same time, information approaches the relationship between the architects and the popularity, so that confuses the difference. The space will not “be pushed” by the architects, while “being fetched” by the popularity. This visual space not only “analogs”, “translates”, or “amplifies” the real images, but also the other kind of existence. Virtual building expands the controlling mode in the physical world. It is a new way of travel, communication, control, and express. With the development of popular consuming culture and visual culture, and the exploring of LED expression and development of virtual technology by architects and artists, the LED buildings and virtual buildings will the indispensable existence with us. As a new kind of architectural design innovation, will they reveal the future the architecture development?
G. Yu et al., "Crossing Materiality and Immateriality: LED Architecture and Architectural Virtualization", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 255-260, pp. 1459-1463, 2011