energetic energies solar panel concept by akihisa hirata for panasonic
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apr 08, 2013
energetic energies solar panel concept by akihisa hirata for panasonic


‘energetic energies’ concept by akihisa hirata for panasonic
image © santi caleca

 

 

featuring cubes that represent buildings clustered in a city, ‘energetic energies’, the conceptual installation by japanese architect akihisa hirata
for panasonic incorporates numerous solar panels that cover a series of volumes like lush vegetation – a scenario depicting the shadows of clouds
as they pass over the hills. when viewing the installation, one is struck by its conceptual similarity to a vibrant metropolis of the future, where artificial
solar panels integrate seamlessly with nature. the overall effect is designed to convey a sense of inclusiveness, a world in which city and nature
exist in harmony, with natural energy amply and efficiently available to all. the ‘energetic energies’ concept will be shown during milan design week 2013.

 

‘the expression ‘energetic energies’ may seem strange but I think it perfectly sums up the concept of a vibrant metropolis of the future in which
city and nature interact dynamically,’ explains hirata. ‘it symbolizes the interrelationship of all living things.’ ultimately, the installation encourages
new thinking on how photovoltaics can be put to use.

 

 

the installation incorporates numerous solar panels that cover a series of volumes like lush vegetation
image © santi caleca

 

 

the overall effect is designed to convey a sense of inclusiveness, a world in which city and nature exist in harmony
image © santi caleca

 

 

architect, akihisa hirata explains the concept, ‘energetic energies’
video courtesy channelpanasonic

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