Sky Factory eNews - June 2010
eScape Window playing scene es004 - Tropical Sunrise with Island, Hawaii

Now Taking Orders for

eScape

The Sky Factory is now taking orders for eScape™, a Digital Cinema virtual window that brings the dynamic beauty of nature — image, motion and sound — to interior environments. eScape is a high-tech illusion that features a wall-mounted industrial-grade HD LCD monitor embedded in a full-size casement window frame.

eScape views are made at scenic locations around the world and selected for their beauty, refinement, and ability to display the deeper workings of nature. The HD nature content is captured by the most advanced RED Digital Cinema™ technology.

eScape sequences are unique unedited views of natural events - 30 minutes to many hours in length. These sequences unfold for the viewer exactly as nature unfolds in real life. Real time is an essential element of eScape, creating an immersive experience that is distinctly different from the high-density, dramatic editing of movies and TV shows.

eScape enlivens a biophilic experience in interior environments by means of fine art and a sensitive, though cutting-edge, use of audio/visual technology.

Applications include:

  • healthcare - waiting rooms, treatment areas, patient rooms, cafeterias
  • hospitality - hotel lobbies, restaurants, spas, casinos
  • commercial - retail, corporate offices
  • institutional - airports, government buildings, schools
  • residential - bedroom, living room, home theater and basement areas

eScape brings the realism, universality and physiological benefits of nature inside. For more information, please visit the eScape page or contact one of our Sky Designers.

AIA Continuing Education

Another New Free AIA Continuing Education Course

As AIA Continuing Education System Registered Providers, we've completely revised, and re-registered our original course, now called Illusions of Nature in Architecture. Learn about illusions, their use in architecture, and the value of illusions of nature in architecture to enliven nature's healing influence. AIA members earn 1 LU of HSW credit.

Just a reminder, we recently announced the new Sustainability, Biophilia, and Illusions of Nature continuing education course. The Sustainability course explores methods by which sustainable design incorporates illusions of nature to enliven our inherent affinity and love for nature. AIA members earn 1 LU of HSW/SD credit.

We are happy to provide these courses to any individual or group. Both courses are provided as scheduled, free, live webinars. To read the course descriptions and schedule a presentation, please visit our AIA Continuing Education page.

Screen capture of the new Sky Factory landing page - click to watch the introduction

SkyFactory.com's New "Front Door"

Sky Factory Illusions of Nature™ products are unique, and we thought long and hard about how to provide an entry into the idea of bringing nature inside through Luminous SkyCeilings. We hope the new animation sequence you'll view when visiting SkyFactory.com conveys some of the dynamics of capturing a beautiful portion of sky in a simple architectural feature.

Once through the animation, you'll land on the newly organized homepage, providing easy access to the wealth of information at SkyFactory.com.

Also, please note that more than 300 new sky image compositions have been added to the Popular SkyCeiling Configurations area of the Luminous SkyCeiling Image Catalog.

Breaking News — Sky Factory Featured in Inc. Magazine!

Check out the June issue of Inc. Magazine for a story about The Sky Factory as one of the winners of the annual Winning Workplaces competition. We'll have more about this story in the July eNews.