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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

First Light Transmitting Concrete Facade by LUCEM Lichtbeton

 
February 27th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LUCEM Lichtbeton

Each LUCEM panel is accompnied with a LED Light panel being in the same size of 150 cm x 50 cm. These LED Light panels are made with Red-Green-Blue-Chips, allowing to control more then 16 Mio. colors each. As all panels can be controled independently, the entire Facade becomes a Screen or Display.

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  • Architects: LUCEM Lichtbeton
  • Project: First Light Transmitting Concrete Facade
  • Client: RWTH Aachen / Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb NRW
  • Architect: Carpus & Partner, Aachen
  • Building Year: 2012
  • Material: LUCEM LINE
  • Format: 150 cm x 50 cm
  • Quantity: 120 qm
  • Light System: LUCEM-LED-RGB-Lightpanel with DMX-Control
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2011

Image Courtesy LUCEM Lichtbeton

The building owner wanted to have a Facade, which could express the Innovation of this building, by showing from time to time new light scenarios on the surface. During daytime, the Facade looks like a natural stone facade in an elegant Anthracite color, and starting with twilight, the building seems to glow – as a plain glowign area, or with moving lights.

Image Courtesy LUCEM Lichtbeton

After years of development, the German company LUCEM achieved a level, which allows a serial production of large amount of Light Transmitting Concrete – being automated, simplified and expedited. And the costs have been reduced: the price per square meter is now roughly equivalent to that of stone.

Image Courtesy LUCEM Lichtbeton

At the same time, LUCEM developed a special light source, flat LED-based building industry-adapted elements, which have been used at the Facade project with Colorchanging LEDs. This light solution allows a very energy-efficient and price-reduced solution compared to other Media-Facades. The LUCEM Media-Facade is from price point of view comparable to glass-facades. The LED-technology is completely invisible behind the LUCEM panels.

Image Courtesy LUCEM Lichtbeton

In the LUCEM Facade project at RWTH Aachen University, panels in the size of 150 cm x 50 cm have been used, forming a facade area of 30 m width x 4 m hight. Each LUCEM panel can be lit with one of 16 Mio. colors becoming brighter with the reduction of daylight. With the colorchanging technology the LUCEM panels begin to shine, when ambient light is lower then 300 lux, which is approx. 1 hour before sunset.

Image Courtesy LUCEM Lichtbeton

The LED-panels are controled with an internet-based DMX technology. Each panel contains 3 channels, one red, one green, one blue. These channel can be controled in 255 steps from 0 to maximum light. In total 408 channels are controlled simultaneously to make the facade become a display. With a special software, the light show can be controled via Internet and with a Mobile Phone. Single colors can be displayed as well as interactive elements like the „TETRIS”-game. Also Text and Logo can be displayed.

Image Courtesy LUCEM Lichtbeton

Image Courtesy LUCEM Lichtbeton

Image Courtesy LUCEM Lichtbeton

Image Courtesy LUCEM Lichtbeton

Image Courtesy LUCEM Lichtbeton

Image Courtesy LUCEM Lichtbeton

Image Courtesy LUCEM Lichtbeton

With this worldwide first LUCEM Media Facade, the building of RWTH Aachen University sets a new milestone in the innovative Design an Realisation of ventilated Facades.

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Categories: Autocad, Light, Transmitting

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