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loop pH: SOL dome responsive solar-powered LED light pavilion
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oct 04, 2013
loop pH: SOL dome responsive solar-powered LED light pavilion


the SOL dome by loop pH: a responsive solar-powered lighting pavilion in michigan
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london-based art and design studio loop pH have developed ‘the SOL dome’, a fully responsive lighting pavilion in michigan. the honeycomb-shaped structure is assembled onsite from thousands of individual circles woven from composite fibers, extending through space with its hollow lightweight constructing. measuring 8 x 4 meters and weighs just 40 kg, the ‘SOL dome’ is illuminated by a circular matrix of solar powered LEDs. the portable structure is animated; it interacts and adapts to its environment, similar to a plant and its surrounding ecosystem. the rotational breathing rhythm of light is driven by an onsite CO2 sensor – the underlying geometry and construction technique of the dome is based on chemical and molecular bonds between carbon atoms. when each fibre is bent into a circle, it charges the LEDs like a battery, creating a controlled energetic structure.

 

 

the dome is assembled onsite from thousands of individually woven circles of composite fibers

 

 

the portable structure is lit by a circular matrix of solar powered LEDs

 

 

‘SOL dome’ interacts and adapts to its environment, similar to a plant and its surrounding ecosystem

 

 

rotational breathing rhythm of the light is driven by an onsite CO2 sensor

 

 

the geometry and construction technique is based on chemical and molecular bonds between carbon atoms

 

 

 

 

when each fibre is bent into a circle, it charges the LEDs like a battery, creating a controlled energetic structure

 

 

structural detail

 

 

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