sheltree an illuminated umbrella like canopy for a tree by allegory
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dec 26, 2012
sheltree an illuminated umbrella like canopy for a tree by allegory

‘sheltree’ by allegory
photo © annik wetter



the presence of trees and green spaces in cities is very important.
in the summer, trees offer natural shelters for those who need to escape from the sun.
in the winter, as trees lose their leaves, they also lose their ability to shelter.
the installation conceived by allegory allows the tree to regain its lost function.
at night, the structure glows and magnifies the beauty of the tree during the season holidays.

the geneva light & trees festival celebrates saplings during the christmas period by inviting creatives to create large lighting installations
which incorporate the trees found throughout the swiss city. ‘sheltree’ by local studio allegory is the winning project of this year’s event,
and takes into the account a tree’s loss of leaves during the colder months by outfitting one with a large illuminated umbrella-like canopy
which changes color by night.



photo © annik wetter



‘sheltree’ illuminated by night
photo © annik wetter



the colours of the installation change offering visual interest
photo © annik wetter


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