Baumschlager-Eberle have installed a cube, Nordwesthaus, as the new meeting point for the sailing community on the harbor of Lake Constance in Switzerland. Positioned right on the edge of the moorings, the building presents a striking interaction between the supporting concrete biomorphic elements and the envelope of glazed panels that allow the contours of the building to shine through.
This light cube or light house, rises 14 meters out of the water as a glowing glass cube, illuminated by an ever-changing display of LED color sequences that go from green, to blue, yellow, to red before your eyes (Not unlike the Abstract Christmas Tree). Strategically placed 125 LED spot lights illuminate the organically shaped voids in the concrete walls to be emphasized inside and outside. When lit the shadows created in the cube resemble the reflection of rippled water. “Compactness and transparency, light and movement – the architecture profits from the features of the port, providing them with a culminating point in the event building.”
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