Lotus by Roosegaarde is a living wall made out of smart foils which fold open in response to human behavior. Walking by ‘Lotus’, hundreds of aluminium foils unfold themselves in an organic way; generating transparent voids between private and public.
Curved wall, length 400 cm, width 50 cm, height 200 cm, with smart foils (several thin layers of Mylar) lamps, electronics, sound and other media.
When approached, the big silver dome lights up and opens its flowers. Its behavior moves from soft breathing to dynamic mood when more people interact. The light slowly follows people, creating an interactive play of light and shadow. Hundreds of aluminum foils unfold themselves in an organic way; generating transparent voids between private and public. The smart Lotus foil is specially developed by Studio Roosegaarde and their manufacturers, and is made from several thin layers of Mylar that fold open and close when touched by light.
The graphic representations of the lotus flower on the walls, and the deep bass sound, transforms the Renaissance environment into a ‘Techno-Church’. This high-tech craftsmanship is similar to the innovative thinking of the church’s architecture of the 16th century.