Desirable Design Aspects Addressed

Responsive Architectural Elements

When someone walks through a forest, they hear sounds underfoot, perhaps nearby birdlife responding to their presence or wind rustling in the trees. It makes feel them alive. Walking through a modern building is somewhat dead in comparison, silent concrete underfoot, no birdlife, no sense of their presence being acknowledged.


There is no reason, however, that the modern built environment can’t be made responsive to human presence, thus giving the visitor a stronger connection to the space. A simple example would be building illumination that increases in intensity on approach and decreases when walking away. An even simpler example would be a soundscape triggered in response. If you want to explore how your space can acknowledge the presence of people, the Ci Group is here to help.


Responsive Interactive Engagement

Nothing commands a visitor’s attention quite like a giant LED screen. However there are other ways to engage a visitor and interactivity is one of these. The most familiar form of interactivity is the touchscreen, and the Ci Group can even make this possible with giant LED screens. However responsive interactivity is something a little different in that it starts the interaction.

A simple responsive example would be to acknowledge an individual’s presence with personal greeting on screen as they approach. The AI necessary might be based on visual recognition, detected mobile phone identity or something else like an app.

Another might be a camera based execution, putting the subject on screen as they approach but substituting a different background. More complicated examples change what the camera sees to a different interpretation, transforming photo realism for a Matisse style painting or a pencilled drawing. All those engaging mobile phone imagery tricks can be replicated on a large scale.


smart 2

The hospitable building concept

Taking its cue from the accommodation industry it serves, the Ci Group is able to make any building more hospitable through a variety of means. One way is to create a tenant interface along similar lines to a hotel guest interface substituting hotel services with tenancy relevant equivalents like food and beverage. Another would be the creation of digital signage that acknowledges guests by name.

News & Inspiration Highlights

Our Partners