Cities are getting more colorful all the time. Just check out these cutting-edge buildings, which use giant LEDs to display cool animations — and turn your cities into massive Lite Brites. Here are the most outstanding LED facades in the world.
The National Library of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus, designed by Mihail Vinogradov and Viktor Kramarenko, 2006
The 70-storey Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, designed by Ieoh Ming Pei, completed in 1990
(via Stephen Chipp)
Digital Beijing Building, Beijing, China, by Studio Pei Zhu and Urbanus, 2008
Did you know that this isn't the only barcode-themed building in the world?
Nosy, an installation by Christian Moeller in Osaki City, Tokyo, 2006
A robotic video camera randomly captures the surrounding landscape and people, which are then displayed in bitmap graphics onto three towers covered with white LEDs behind frosted glass panels.
(via Christian Moeller)
Bank of America Plaza, Dallas, Texas, designed by JPJ Architects, completed in 1985
The original green argon lighting system was replaced with LED tubes in 2013.
Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria as an interactive Rubik's Cube façade, designed by Javier Lloret
The player can see only two sides at the same time, but able to rotate and flip the interface cube in order to work on every sides.
The world's largest advertisement LED screen on the façades of King Road Tower, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2011
(via LEDs Magazine)
John DeKron's animations for Kunsthaus Graz (also known as the Graz Art Museum or the Friendly Alien), designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, opened in Graz, Austria, 2003
Torre Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador, designed by Ricardo Jiménez Castillo, 1989
(via Wikimedia Commons)
Twists and turns on the Uniqa Tower, an installation by Mader Stublic Wiermann in Vienna, Austria
Council House, Perth, Western Australia, a 13-story office building, designed by Howlett and Bailey Architects and opened by The Queen 1963
The 10-story Office Centre 1000 in Kaunas, Lithuania with an 1926 banknote, completed in 2008
(via Designing For Tomorrow)