Heatherwick Studio: Making Sitooterie II Happen
Heatherwick Studio exists "to make unique design projects happen." Judging by Sitooterie II, the studio does this quite well. What originally put Thomas Heatherwick on my radar was a picture I saw of these stairs a few months back.
Sitooterie II is a cube punctured by over 5000 long thin windows that project from all its surfaces and lift it off the ground. As the long thin windows all point at the exact centre of the cube, it only takes a single light source, located at this central point, to send light through every tube, causing the windows to glow orange. A small number of them also project into the cube to form seating.
Thanks Smashing Magazine