Neurons

Mahidol University concert hall resembles human skeleton. And in its centre, a unique lighting neural network standing for the entire building’s brains, that responds to music resounding from inside.

Concept

Our body is interwoven by a neural network. They transfer excitations, connect, and bring things and events to motion. It’s a universal communication. Like light. Like a song. Like a tone, when it’s heard in silence, making the sound waves flood the ambience. Like a light, when lit in the dark, spreads and changes all around it.

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We keep surrounding ourselves with light.

We keep shedding light around ourselves. Millions of our illuminated homes are becoming shining cities with universities for epicentres. From them springs the light of knowledge, together they make up the network of knowledge and light, expanding all over the planet.

And the universe, too, is a single symphony of light and darkness.

Mammoth suns, giant galaxies and nebulae... infinity. And the moment perspective changes and we are no longer certain whether it’s still the universe in front of us, or the neural network of human brain.

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Story behind the light

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01/06

Sketches

We came up with several ways at once to beautify the Mahidol University concert hall lobby. In the end, we have decided to go with the concept created by Jana Růžičková, based on welded glass technique.
02/06

Turning light into music

Flashes of light, spreading throughout the building’s brains, responding to music resounding the concert hall. We’ve placed a mirror toward music and let it reflect itself in it its own way.
03/06

Production

We were looking for the best way to light up respective components.
We’ve been sanding, blowing off, coarsening.
04/06

Components

Synapses, excitation centres, starfish, brain teaser... to a Czech, the basal component will always resemble the legendary hedgehog in a cage.
05/06

Transport

One of the greatest challenges was transporting glass components to the point of installation. We had to come up with an all new way of packaging for each component. Although we know that every transport needs its glass sacrifice, we minimized our losses in the end.
06/06

Light in space

Neural network that shines through from the heart of the concert hall reflects in the tranquil water surface making every flash of light multiply. Moreover, the lighting installation responds to music resounding the concert hall itself. The music thus merges in with the light, making up a single rhythm.

Light is the mankind’s universal language.

Great thanks

We appreciate all these lit people!

Jana Růžičková

I have always liked the simplicity of minimalism and this style is reflected in my designs. Glass is a magical material and a great medium to work with – always challenging, but always bringing new experiences.

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