Futuristic technology for Bengaluru experience center
Bengaluru-based architecture and design 10by10 Studio has designed the Luminocage, an experience center for Schneider Electric Pvt Ltd. The client brief was to integrate technology in spatial planning to achieve maximum energy efficiency. The idea of ‘cable-ness’ was conceptualized, in which the dimensional composition of the space was utilized to its redefinition.
The design was incorporated into box-form integrated lighting, which enabled a fluid pathway of experience. The spatial planning resulted in a circular loop-system at the entrance, discussion, static displays, interactive podium, and exit. All of these spaces explore the sensory possibilities and communication between humans and technology. Designed for energy efficiency, smart lighting fixtures automatically respond to space occupancy. Energy performance is further optimized by LED Neon flexible lights and interactive 360° shadow-less lighting on the six sides of the boxed site-space.
An Alexa automation system detects movements and instructions, enabling a schematic ON/OFF experience. This mechanism is designed to convert the space into a presentation/work mode. In the case of stalled movement or vacancy, the arrangement creates a Cyborg effect and darkens the room. Focusing on conscious consumption of sound energy, parametric speakers control the auditory reception. Thus, one expects high-intensity directional sound waves in an adequately-sized area when on presentation mode. An interactive projector automatically transforms a wall into a touch-screen, befitting the room’s purpose.
Brand image, user experience, and maintenance have been considered for pure white vinyl floors to amplify the lighting to complement the lighting and products. The Distribution Board has been so displayed to show the source of the entire power system. The simple reason for this is to highlight the position of Distribution Boards that usually receive little design-attention.