Archtonic Features OVI Lighting Designs – New York Times
Archtonic Features OVI Lighting Designs From New York Times Building Project
Archtonic features OVI’s work from the 2008 project at the New York Times building. The work was the result of the partnership between OVI and design architect, Renzo Piano Building Workshop with FX Fowle.
Lighting enhances the dynamic presence of The New York Times Building, a glass skyscraper draped with lace-like screens of thin ceramic tubes. Instead of using LED signage boards to meet Times Square District stipulations for facade illumination levels and “visual excitement,” OVI’s scheme fulfilled this brief in a classic and subtle way, complementing the building’s elegant architectural design.
At night, precise light gradations give shimmering presence to the ceramic screen facades, lending the tower a sensation of soaring lightness on the city skyline. Underscoring its geometry, bright illumination at the base of the East and West façades fades to a soft glow at the upper tip, while the narrower North and South facades feature an intense burst of brightness at the bottom that tapers off more rapidly.
NEW YORK TIMES BUILDING
New York, United States
PROJECT BY OVI – OFFICE FOR VISUAL INTERACTION
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
Renzo Piano Building Workshop with FX Fowle
OVI – Office for Visual Interaction
Enrique Peiniger, Jean Sundin
See more about The New York Times Building project: https://www.oviinc.com/project/the-new-york-times/
See the full Architonic article here: https://www.architonic.com/en/project/ovi-office-for-visual-interaction-new-york-times-building/5101015