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weather.tower, permanent illumination Brussels Dexia Tower
article by: Nate Archer, editor

the belgian design studio lab[au] transformed dexia tower in brussels into a light-based weather forecasting installation. the project uses the large tower as a public canvas to visualize the next day's weather forecast. the installation uses real time data to project the temperature, cloudiness, precipitation and wind using colors and different geometrical patterns. each of the building's 6,000 windows have been outfitted with around 12 LED lights each. the lights reflect off the closed blinds at night, illuminating the whole window. the temperature is displayed based on the monthly average with a different colour for each increase or decrease.

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