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Delivery room

During the birth of our daughter I started a conversation about atmosphere theory with the midwife, this conversation evolved into a concept design for the future delivery rooms at Hospital Vest. Esben Bala Skouboe Together with a strong team of midwifes on Hospital Vest in Denmark we …

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Media Architectural Growth (MAG) Today we update our city architecture every 30-50 years, but what happens if we introduced planning strategies that allow environments to adapt every week? When computation was introduced to architecture some 60 years ago, its potential …

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Sensitive balcony lighting

“The sensitive lighting adapts slowly to nature’s rhythms, while reducing power consumption.” We know the story of LEDs high energy efficiency, but an equally exciting potential is the possibility of flexible and intelligent light control. On Vivaboligs new youth housing …

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Perceptial Ecologies: Klik.

Perceptual Ecologies Klik, is a public art installation staging various interactive percussive computations in relation to peoples behaviors and everyday life. The art installation Perceptual Ecologies: klik is an interactive sculpture, including 35 organic inspired percussive instruments populated as a …

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Acoustic Environment

The Acoustic Pavilion was designed as a stage for electronic and experimental music with different performances taking place during the yearly event “Aalborg in Red”. During the three days event several hundred people of all ages visited the pavilion and …

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Aalborg City model

Aalborg City model is a complete model of Aalborg City including five monitors playing a short documentary about the life in Aalborg. The landscape in the model is made of cnc milled birch veneer and the houses is made of …

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Perceptual Ecologies – Symphony

Perceptual Ecologies – Symphony is an interactive installation that experiments with the shaping of dynamic relations between people, instruments and the physical environment. Through computer controlled music systems the installation dissolves the common placement of the orchestra and scatters it …

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Perceptual Ecologies – Mine

Perceptual Ecologies study how a mediated environment can have the capacity to mobilize groups beyond the border of friendship and encourage visitors to act within responsive soundscapes. Each “agent” is a sensible instrument, triggered by fast motion in its context . …

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Danzer light

Danzer Light is an interactive lamp designed by 3XN’s research and development department GXN. The geometry of the lamp consist of only four different components that by mathematical principles has been assembled into one geometry containing 180 components in total. …

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Light Tower

Light Tower project is a sketch project for a 15 meter tall responsive light tower placed in a roundabout in North Jutland.

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Red Pavillion

Red Pavilion 2010 is a music stage situated in a public space. The pavilion is developed for the annual event “Aalborg in Red” an during four days in september it hosts a number of small concerts The pavilion is designed …

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The NoRA pavilion was a winning student project developed at Department of Architecture & Design at Aalborg University. The project was presented at the 10th Venice Architecture Biennale as an interactive architecture exploring; how advanced interactive lighting and soundscape design can involve occupants and present a …

We believe in an updated nordic architecture - sensitive to environmental stimuli and adaptive to the social life in and around it.

Esben Bala Skouboe

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Thinking out of the box

Electrotexture is based in Holstebro, Denmark, and since 2007 we’ve specialized in the development and research of responsive lighting and complex geometries. At Electrotexture we believe that the quality of design objects, at all scales, will improve if they’re capable of responding to the life in their surrounding context.

Inspired by adaptive natural systems we apply and development new tools in order to obtain a high level of control and flexibility in both the design, fabrication and construction phase.

The skills and expertise in Electrotexture span from the fields of lighting, computational design, interaction design and sensor based technologies.  Further we love to collaborate with the best artists and specialists in order to reach unique design qualities. We master the field of prototypes and love to be challenged by our clients. Our interdisciplinary competence-portofolio allow us to perform a unique platform to think and realize new concepts and ideas.

Involve us in the beginning of your creative process and we guarantee to surprise you.







ELECTROTEXTURE LAB. practice a materializing culture with the aesthetic experience of space and place as the driver for design development. New opportunities for increased sensorial and geometrical complexity of the built environment arise within the conditions of the market through industrialized production by means of responsive lighting, robotics and complex geometries. The ambition of the studio is to bring back the quality of craftsmanship through integration of digital design and fabrication technology into the design process from the very first sketches.

The design team has substantial experience from both practice and research from architectural application of computational design strategies and utilization of resposnive lighting to the production of large scale art installations in public spaces. Electrotextures large network and close collaboration between  designers, engineers and artists enables us to bring cross-media projects within time and budget restraints.

We do not offer services as products, but strong  innovative alliances between creative forces.

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We offer you a creative and competent partner in any creative design process. Our experience and expertise will serve our platform to help navigate through the technological labyrinths of smart systems in lighting, art and computational design in all scales. The ambition of the studio is to bring back the quality of craftsmanship through integration of digital design and fabrication technology into the design process from the very first sketches.

Electrotexture has substantial experience from both practice and research from responsive lighting, computational design and production of large scale art installations in public spaces. Our network of skilled designers, engineers, musicians and artists enables us to bring cross-media projects within time and budget restraints.

We do not offer services as products, but strong  innovative alliances between creative forces.

See a detailed description of each competences below:

Research & Innovation

  • We believe in a strong relationship between research and practice and we teach in the field of art, engineering and research. Our research is published and shared at international conferences and in journals.

Light Design

  • We believe and practice a site sensitive lighting that the users needs and desires and mood – a new responsive lighting.
  • We do light simulations and solutions.
  • We design responsive light solutions for city squares, buildings and rooms, with supreme performance
  • We do innovation.


  • Responsive sculptures and lamps
  • Responsive water fountains.
  • Responsive Public art.


  • During the last 10 years we have been conducting a series of workshops and master classes for Danish University students.


Light Design


We offer our clients a unique light design service, because we can follow the project from the very start to the programming of the light to secure a high quality and all in one delivery.




Interactive art


Electrotexture Lab. has developed a series of responsive public art installations with various artists from scientists, technologists to musicians and painters. The art installations has been show in places, such as pubic atrums,  limestone mines and gallery spaces such as the Utzon Center. Some of the work can be seen at the web page: Perceptual Ecologies

Through the installations we have observed how responsive art afford a new type of creative city life, this domain we intend to explore further.

We do custom responsive art installations in galleries, in public spaces and in private domains, further we do lectures and workshops about responsive art at Universities and in art schools.

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Parametric Design

Electrotexture Lab. has through the last 10 years been involved in the digital revolution of the architectural drawing, through this time we have been pushing our skills in the academic context, here we have won the Partnes Foundation price for good and innovative architectural practice and as students made the winning proposal for the pavilion: NoRA displayed on the 10th Architectural Bianale in Venice 2006.

We have delivered several international peer-reviewed publications on the topic of performance based models and carried our a series of workshops focused on parametric design from the concrete CNC-manufacturing process to the abstract topic of site specific design systems.

Now is the time to offer architects and engineers our competencies and we are searching for strong alliances in the domain of public space and building design.


In order to share our knowledge we do invited talks, courses on parametric design and consultancy jobs, but most of all we are interested in collaborative projects.

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The fundament of Electrotexture is grounded passion to create and explore new trajectories, never seen before and push skills and knowledge to our limits. Until now we have only been working in an academic domain, offering a series of workshops: System Thinking, Join Waste, Environmental Response, Social Technologies etc.

These teaching activites has also been alined with a series of research activities in the field of Responsive lighting, Parametic design and adaptive art, see a list of publications below.

We are a research active practice that do workshops and research collaborations.

List of publications:

2014 Skouboe E.B.(2014) Responsive public lighting, PhD., Aalborg University, Denmark

2014 Poulsen E.B. & Overholt, D (2014) Perceptual ecologies: MINE. Book chapter: Worldmaining as Techné: Exploring Worlds of Participatory Art, Architecture, and Music. 2013. Status In press

2013 Skouboe E.B. Morrison A., Andersen H.J. Jensen O.B. (2013) Responsive Lighting: “The city becomes alive”, ACM HCI Conference, Münich

2013 Poulsen E.S., Andersen H.J. & Jensen O.B. (2013) Responsive City Lighting: Perspectives From Architecture & the Public Lighting Industry, Workshop paper at CHI2013 Paris: Interactive City Lighting workshop; Paris

2012 Poulsen E.S., Andersen H.J., Jensen O.B., Gade R., Thyrrestrup T. & Moeslund T.B.; (2012) Controlling Urban Lighting by Human Motion Patterns results from a full Scale Experiment. ACM Multimedia 2012 . 20. udg. Nara, 2012. s. 339.

2012 Poulsen, E.S., Andersen H.J. & Jensen, O.B. Workshop on Designing Interactive Lighting. (2012) Full Scale Experiment with Interactive Urban Lighting.  DIS: Designing Interactive Systems.

2012 Poulsen E.S. & Andersen H.J.(2012) Reactive Light Design in the ‘laboratory of the street’, Synthetic Digital Ecologies, ACADIA 2012. Vol. 32 1. udg. 2012, 2012. s. 333-342.

2012 Poulsen E.S. Andersen H.J., Gade R. ; Jensen O., Moeslund, T.B. (2012) Using Human Motion Intensity as Input for Urban Design. Constructing Ambient Intelligence. Vol. 277 Amsterdam :Springer. (Communications in Computer and Information Science).

2012 Poulsen E.S., Andersen H.J., Jensen O.B. & Jensen MB. (2012) A case study of Mediated Urban Architecture: Red Pavilion 2010; Urban Design Book. Aalborg Press, Denmark

2012 Poulsen E.S.(2012) Eksperiment i tilpasningsdygtig pladsbelysning. in Journal: Lys. 2012. s. 18- 19.

2012 Poulsen E.S.
 (2012) Responsive Urban Lighting. in Media Architecture Biennale Exhibition catalogue. red. Gernot Tscherteu; Morten Constantin Lervig; Martin Brynskov. Media Architecture Institute, Sydney, Vienna, Århus.

2014 Gade, R., Moeslund T.B., Nielsen S.Z.· Petersen H.S., Andersen H.J. Basselbjerg K., Dam H.T. Jensen O.B., Jørgensen A., Lahrmann H., Madsen TKO. Poulsen E.S., Povey B.Ø., Tsesmelis T.(2014) Thermal Imaging Systems for Real-Time Applications in Smart Cities Journal of Real‐Time Image Processing: Special Issue on Real‐Time Computer Vision in Smart Cities, Springer

2012 Worre I.W., Pasold, A, Jensen M.B. & Poulsen E.S. (2012) Acoustic Environments: Applying Evolutionary Algorithms for Sound based Morphogenesis. In: Shade Architecture. Van Uffelen

2010 Worre I.F., Kirkegaard P.H., Christensen JT., Mads B.J., Poulsen E.S. (2010) Shape Control of Responsive Building Envelopes. I: Proceedings of International Symposium of the InternationalAssociation for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS): Spatial Structures – temporary and permanent: Shanghai, China, November 8-12 2010. Shanghai: China Architecture & Building Press, 2010. s. 2602-2609.

2010 Worre I.W. & Poulsen E.S. (2010) Environmental Feedback and Spatial Conditioning. (2010) In: ACADIA 2010 Life In:Formation: On Responsive Information and Variations in Architecture. 1st. udg. 2010. s. 250-257.





Since 2008 Esben Bala Skoube has conducted a series of workshops at Department of Architecture, Design And Media Technology at Aalborg University.

The teaching has primary been in workshop formats, in topics such as understanding complex systems in design, Light design, cnc fabrication, adaptive skins, Social technologies, Simulations of urban flow in urban design and kinetic art.

Electrotexture will continue this practice and offer workshops and master classes in responsive light design and system thinking in parametric design.

Selected workshop blogs:

System Thinking

Environmental Response

Social Technologies

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Electrotexture Lab. is located in the back-house of a old charming Villa in the center of Holstebro, Denmark.

  • Nygade 7, 7500 Holstebro
  • +45 40 47 73 74
  • 08 AM - 05 PM
  • info@electrotexture.org



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