solar electric sculptures concept by michael jantzen solar electric sculptures concept by michael jantzen
aug 24, 2016

solar electric sculptures concept by michael jantzen

 

california-based architect michael jantzen imagines multi-size steel ‘solar electric sculptures’ for placement in a variety of contexts. a single photovoltaic panel tops each structure, with two skinny, massive legs that rest directly on the earth. in addition, small seats can be installed around the public art piece, providing charging stations for visitors’ devices, etc.

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tall, skinny legs, enable the panel to be placed in a variety of urban contexts
images © michael jantzen

 

 

 

jantzen’s efforts attempt to increase the appeal of basic solar technology by incorporating function into a single, sculptural unit. electricity gathered can be diverted directly to the community supply (as well as connected benches). michael jantzen conceived ‘solar electric sculptures’ as a discussion project that showcases the potential of public art to increase sustainability awareness

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apartment complex installation

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solar field


small, medium, and large sizes


at a park

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green space installation with benches

 

 

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