Studio Roosegaarde is the social design lab of artist Daan Roosegaarde with his team of designers and engineers. By creating interactive designs that instinctively respond to sound and movement, Roosegaarde explores the dawn of a new nature that is evolving from technological innovations. One of these interesting designs is “DUNE”, which is a public interactive landscape that interacts with human behavior. This hybrid of nature and technology is composed of large amounts of fibers that brighten according to the sounds and motion of passing visitors. Evolving through several contexts DUNE 4.1 enhances social interactions in the public pedestrian Maastunnel, commissioned by the Rotterdam City of Architecture.

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The 60 meter permanent DUNE 4.2, situated alongside the Maas River in Rotterdam (NL), utilizes fewer than 60 watts of energy. Both sustainable and progressive in its construction DUNE intuitively interacts with its visitors. Within this setting, Rotterdam citizens enjoy their daily “walk of light”.  DUNE X is the interactive landscape of light placed in the dark Dogleg tunnel at the 18th Art Biennale of Sydney. Visitors experience a real life ‘Alice in Technoland’. Filled with hundreds interactive lights and sounds DUNE investigates nature in a futuristic relation with urban space.

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