Cities are getting more colorful all the time. Just check out these cutting-edge buildings, which use giant LEDs to display cool animations — and turn your cities into massive Lite Brites. Here are the most outstanding LED facades in the world.
The National Library of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus, designed by Mihail Vinogradov and Viktor Kramarenko, 2006
(via Stephen Chipp)
Did you know that this isn't the only barcode-themed building in the world?
A robotic video camera randomly captures the surrounding landscape and people, which are then displayed in bitmap graphics onto three towers covered with white LEDs behind frosted glass panels.
(via Christian Moeller)
The original green argon lighting system was replaced with LED tubes in 2013.
Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria as an interactive Rubik's Cube façade, designed by Javier Lloret
The player can see only two sides at the same time, but able to rotate and flip the interface cube in order to work on every sides.
The world's largest advertisement LED screen on the façades of King Road Tower, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2011
(via LEDs Magazine)
John DeKron's animations for Kunsthaus Graz (also known as the Graz Art Museum or the Friendly Alien), designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, opened in Graz, Austria, 2003
(via Wikimedia Commons)
Council House, Perth, Western Australia, a 13-story office building, designed by Howlett and Bailey Architects and opened by The Queen 1963
(via Designing For Tomorrow)