Light House: 888 Collins Street

888 Collins Street is Melbourne’s first real-time weather display. Towering lines of LED light cleverly combine to create a luminous façade that responds to rainfall, cloud-cover, wind speed and temperature.

  • Year2017
  • LocationMelbourne, Australia
  • ClientLendlease
  • Lighting DesignRamus
  • ProgrammingRamus, Toby K
  • Fixture Development, Fabrication and InstallationAdherettes
  • Fixture Design Big Screen Projects
  • ArchitectLendlease Design, Woods Bagot
  • PhotographyDavid Russell
  • Interested?Contact Us

Wrapped in a luminous skin, the 15-storey 888 Collins Street façade interprets incoming weather data and translates it into beautiful digital visualisations on the hour, the building displays the next day’s forecast from a Bureau of Meteorology data feed through a generative visual interpretation. At all other times, the façade reflects real-time weather conditions collected by a weather station on the rooftop.

The idea is to reflect the community and the environment they live in. This is not about data, it’s how the weather feels and how we can represent that visually. – Bruce Ramus.

The first light installation of it’s kind, our reactive luminous skin interprets incoming weather data and translates it into beautiful digital visualisations.

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