Maison Internationale de Séjour

Posted By: Joost Meijer In: Interior On: Hit: 239

When walls are transformed into giant screens, when buildings become a new media, when the light becomes an architectural element in its own right.

In Paris, in the thirteenth arrondissement, the façades of the la Maison Internationale de Séjour were transformed into luminous tableau intended to become works of art to embellish the city, reinventing the concept of Paris City Light.

In total, we placed 153,984 LEDs on the case of the Maison Internationale de Séjour. On behalf of CANAL LED we supplied a total of 1704 DiGidot T-Series Pixelstrips to illuminate the 3 facades of the Maison Internationale de Séjour in Paris. We also assembled the control boxes with a C4 controller and power supply. The whole is controlled with 75 DiGidot C4 Live controllers in combination with MADRIX Ultimate.

This makes it possible for all LEDs to be controlled both collectively and individually. It is possible to release all your creativity on the building, whether it is effects, light intensity or color choice, all desired images are possible. The large illuminated area makes this a unique project (1,025m², which looks like one “screen" of about 58 meters long and 18 meters high).

From the moment they were designed, the three buildings were equipped with a second glass skin. Their skeleton was made up of clear walls, so as to privilege the transparency, and to bring out the soul of the construction. The outer epidermis consists of 284 rectangles of glasses, all surrounded by LEDs. The way to place LEDs gives a rendering worthy of a screen.

This positioning of the LEDs in combination with the artistic design of Fabrice "Tom" AZOULAY creates an effect that has never been seen on a facade of a building. The mix of effects, graphic images and videos made these artistic images possible.

Depending on the news, the weather or the imagination of the designer, the façades of the three buildings will change.