Bosc Nocturn: IAAC Glows in the Dark at Llum BCN Festival 2019

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia has once again had the honor to participate in the Llum BCN Urban Light Festival, this time with Bosc Nocturn, an interactive installation designed by the students of the Master in Advanced Architecture.

From the 15th to the 17th of February, Bosc Nocturn will invite people to enjoy the play of light. While combining both audition and vision, visitors will be able to interact and change the light movement by their input through microphones.

The installation consists of 6.000 leds, which are spread throughout the site to create an illusion of a forest in the 22@ district, and 4 microphones, which are placed near each window overlooking the “forest”.

By talking, shouting or singing to the microphones, visitors can interact and contribute to the play of light landscape. This project has been developed by our Master in Advanced Architecture students, tutored by Luis Fraguada and Cristian Rizzuti, and is sponsored by Protopixel and Sonostudi.

For the second year running, Llum BCN transforms the streets of Poblenou into a huge, open-air experimentation laboratory using light as the creative medium and the work of artists, designers and architects from all over the world who are exploring the possibilities offered by new technologies in urban spaces such as dynamic lighting, large-scale projection and interactive environments.