Planar's Digital Canvases Event Smashes Convention
At the Digital Canvases Event, hosted by Planar Systems on April 14th at the Savant Experience Center in New York City, leading architects and designers loaned their considerable talent to put video displays through their paces and to show how the Clarity Matrix and other products from Planar are becoming important architectural tools.
The thin-profile mounting system (less than 3.6") of the Clarity Matrix delivers the world's only ADA-compliant LCD video wall and the image-to-image gap (which is as small as 5.7mm) delivers stunning imagery creating a digital canvas for the design community to discover and use.
"We responded with enthusiasm to the conceptual challenge of working within this digital video medium of the Planar Clarity Matrix," said Gisue Hariri, a partner at Hariri & Hariri-Architecture, a leading firm in New York. "We have found it an ideal tool for illuminating ideas as they map to global design concepts."
Hariri was one of the many designers who showcased their work during the Digital Canvases Event. Hariri & Hariri-Architecture featured designs that weave together nature and technology as they manifest in the firm's newest mixed-use project in Salzburg, Austria. Other architects and designers present at the event included:
- The Bjarke Ingels Group, an innovative architectural firm headquartered in Denmark, who featured a flyover video of his project with Durst Fetner Residential on West 57th Street in New York.
- Joel Sanders Architect who featured his custom executive hotel concept with a video recently hailed as visionary by the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum at The Smithsonian.
- Studio Dror who exhibited custom video of how its new global building truss 'QuaDror' was conceived and is being implemented in projects on several continents.
- VanDam Information Architects who debuted for the very first time its 'MApp' for New York City, a 4D experiential new iApp.