Tunnel of Light – Nydalen, Metro Station, Oslo

The Metro Station, Nydalen, in Oslo, contains an interactive installation located in the tunnel at the 30 sec. ride with the escalators connecting the ground level and trains. The metro station is designed by architect Kristin Jarmund, and the Intravision System developed the interactive installations.

How it performs:

The sound and light system consisting of 1600 CCL light tubes and 44 loudspeakers variate the light and sound patterns depending on the flow of people to and from the trains creating a 30 sec break from the daily routine.

More info at Intravision or at Notam02.



Images by Bo Stjerne Thomsen


NoRA – Nordic Research Application

The NoRA structure designed by students of Architecture & Design, Aalborg University, was presented at the Venice Architecture Biennale as an interactive architecture exploring how advanced architectural computing and sensor technology could attach the individual perception of place to temporary structures acting as agents for urban experiences. Architectural entities often closing up communication with the urban environment were questioned in a media architecture where the ‘capsules’ of urbanism contains a particular quality.

NoRA - night 1 

How it performs:

The structure is able to be disassembled and moved to other locations as research platform, exhibitions and show kitchen. The satelites located around the building are tracking the flow activity using infrared cameras and translate this signal into a variating light and sound scheme. During performances the building sound, light and cameras can be controlled by the performers and the activities recorded to database and the internet.
See the project data and process.
Read paper describing the project. 

NoRA - dayNoRA - satelite 

NoRA - plan, section

All illustrations prepared by the NoRA Design Team.

Performative Startup

The blog for the research project, Performative Environments, by Bo Stjerne Thomsen, is now starting up.

This blog will contain example projects and links to performative related designs.

Enjoy !