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Roosegaarde's projects often employ light and sensing technology in an interactive manner.
Icoon Afsluitdijk is an environmental art installation on a 32-kilometre dyke the Afsluitdijk as part of a government-sponsored renovation program of that structure. It comprises three features, called Gates of Light, Windvogel and Glowing Nature.
Gates of Light: Is an example of a futuristic and energy neutral landscape, and includes restored floodgates fitted with prisms that reflect light from vehicle headlights. If there are no cars, the structures don't light up.
Windvogel: Smart kites that create green energy as they twist in the wind through a dynamo generator attached at the base. The string of the kites are luminous, so they glow in the dark.
Glowing Nature: Features live bioluminescent algae; single-celled organisms that emit light when touched. They can offer inspiration for light or energy solutions for the future.
Waterlicht is a projected illumination, which simulates rising sea levels by using LED lights and lasers to create the sensation of being underwater.
Smog Free Project uses a 7-metre (23 ft) smog tower to filter pollution--processing 30,000 cubic metres per hour (39,000 cuyd/h) of air, using 1,400 Watts of power--and collect the impurities to be converted into jewelry. A related concept mounts filters on bicycles to collect air impurities, as each bicycle travels. The studio promotes these project elements as Smog Free Tower, Smog Free Jewelry and Smog Free Bicycle, respectively.
Closeup of a garment made with Intimacy variable-opacity material
Intimacy was a project to design garments that reacted to changes in heat produced by people present or from the environment by changing the opacity of their "e-foil" material, based on sensor input. The e-foil material was produced in black and white versions.
Smart Highway is a collaboration with the Heijmans infrastructure group to use light, energy and information that interacts with traffic on roadways. It includes the Van Gogh Path--a 600-metre (2,000 ft) cycle path between Nuenen and Eindhoven, which uses embedded lights that twinkle to evoke Vincent Van Gogh's painting, The Starry Night.
Lotus 7.0 is an interactive wall lighting project, premiered in Paris.