Weekly Inspiration : Olympic Face-off and on again

Designed by London architect Asif Khan and developed by Swiss firm iart “Megaface” is mounted on one of the buildings at the Sochi Olympic Games. Specificaly the pavilion belonging to Russian telecommunications group Megafon.

Visitors to Olympic Park take photos of themselves in on-site 3D photo booths before having their faces rendered on the giant facade similar to that of a pinboard.

Each face measures nearly 500 square feet and is displayed for 20 seconds before morphing into a new one.

Check out iart’s website for more details here:
http://iart.ch/en/-/kinetische-fassade-an-den-olympischen-winterspielen-in-sotschi-ist-eroffnet

Megaface” is made up of 10,000 actuators that move around according to the shape they’re imitating, extending up to 6.5 feet outwards.

Here’s a video of one of the small-scale tests where 1,000 actuators are tested:

I’m inspired.

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