Do you like puzzling with a rubies’ cube? Then it might be time for you to visit the city of Linz, Austria. In this town Spanish artist Javier Lloret has turned an entire building into an electronically lit rubik’s cube. Visitors can try to solve the cube by using a small white model, which is connected to a computer that lights up the building. The project is called Puzzle Façade, and Lloret has used the technology of 3D printing to design and print a so-called interface-cube.
Lloret did this project as part of this thesis at the University for Art and Industrial Design in Linz. After watching the video, the first thing that comes up in mind is that you can’t actually see each side of the rubik’s cube building. However, Lloret doesn’t think this is a big problem, as he writes on his website: “Due to the nature of this building and its surroundings, the player is only able to see two sides at the same time. This factor increases the difficulty of solving the puzzle, but as the player is able to rotate and flip the interface-cube, it is not a blocking factor.”
Images: Javier Lloret.
Video: Michaela Lakova.