Tuesday, September 17, 2013

South Korea Building World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper

The South Korean government has approved the plans to build an invisible tower outside of Seoul near the Incheon International Airport  The building was designed by GDS Architects of Pasadena, California, and works by using cameras to capture real-time views from behind the building, then display them on the front using a wall of LEDs (similar to that invisible car Mercedes made). I honestly can't think of a better waste of energy.
Cameras will be placed at three different heights on six different sides of the building to capture real-time images of the surroundings; three other sections, each filled with 500 rows of LED screens, will project the individual digital images.
Through digital processing, images will be scaled, rotated and merged to create a seamless panoramic image that appears on the LED rows to create the illusion of invisibility.