New York, NY
Cloud 9's Habitat Hotel
The Habitat Hotel is a working scale model of a hotel by architect Enric Ruiz of Cloud 9 Architecture. The hotel consists of a building with an 'energy mesh' wrapped around it. This 'energy mesh' has individual nodes that collect the sun's energy during the day and at night gives off a specific color according to the amount of energy collected. The model's mesh consists of 500 tri-color LEDs controlled by a PIC microprocessor. Also imbedded in the model's mesh are photosensors which determine the brightness on them and give off a color according to the energy color scheme. This model was created for the exhibition "New Spanish Architects" at the MoMA in New York, Feb 2006.