sheltree   an illuminated umbrella like canopy for a tree by allegory sheltree   an illuminated umbrella like canopy for a tree by allegory
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 the summer, trees offer natural shelters for those who need to escape from the 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 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 canopywhich changes color by night.



photo © annik wetter



‘sheltree’ illuminated by nightphoto © annik wetter



the colours of the installation change offering visual interestphoto © annik wetter


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  • Vvvvvery nice!!! This would enhance most city places from dull to joy – what’s a wet bench worth?
    Could be a problem in Winter with snow.

    Dirk16 says:

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