Living Light

Living Light is an interactive architectural installation in South Korea's capital Seuol designed by American and Korean architects David Benjamin and Soo-in Yang. It's part of an ambitious project aimed at creating structures that respond to both the physical and cultural environment. In their words the Living Architecture Lab aims to "to make visible the invisible forces that shape our world".

Living Light is a prototype public structure based around a map of the City of Seoul. The structure receives real-time data from the Korean Ministry of Environment regarding air quality. Each one of the panels represents a district of the city and passers-by can send an sms prompt to reveal information about the level of pollution in that area.

Follow the ‘next’ links on the Living Light website to find out how the structure was created or watch the video below.

Living Light (Seoul, 2009) from David Benjamin on Vimeo.


Richard Pendavingh

Photographer, designer and weekend historian. Editor of The Unravel. Writes about design, tech, history and anthropology.

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