Sosolimited worked with San Diego County to design a dynamic architectural lighting system that brings the buildings to life at night, celebrating the sights and activities of the San Diego region.
The lighting draws inspiration from the area’s natural beauty, scientific research, and city life. With animations of crashing waves, swaying kelp, radio communication, and creatures in a petri dish, the building facade reflects the dynamic mix of local environments and institutions.
The animations were designed and previewed with Phosphor, our custom architectural lighting software. Phosphor allowed us to import and light 3D models of the buildings and surrounding city. Other lighting simulation software takes hours to render or does a poor job simulating what the light looks like on actual buildings. Our advanced shader techniques simulate actual lighting conditions for thousands of light fixtures in real time, running at high framerates even on low-power computers.
Sosolimited creates sensory spaces driven by design and technology. We believe an organization’s ability to differentiate itself and create lasting engagement requires new, strategic approaches to the many roles space can play: physical, digital, shared, personal and competitive.