the solar collector

 

 

although june 21st was the longest day of the year in canada, it may have seemed even longer to residents of cambridge, ontario thanks to a new interactive light installation which began on the summer solstice. ‘solar collector’ is a project by gorbet design commisioned by the region of waterloo. the sculpture consists of 12 illuminated metal shafts, all of which are solar powered, arranged in a graceful curve. each night the project will come to life through a series of animated light shows, which are created over the web. the entire piece coordinates itself to interact with the sun’s positioning.

http://www.solarcollector.ca http://gorbetdesign.com

 

 

'the solar collector' interactive light sculpture the solar collector

 

 

'the solar collector' interactive light sculpture the solar collector’s interactive web controls

 

 

'the solar collector' interactive light sculpture the solar collector with detail of light units and solar panels

 

 

'the solar collector' interactive light sculpture the solar collector with detail of light units and solar panels

 

 

'the solar collector' interactive light sculpture the solar collector

 

 

'the solar collector' interactive light sculpture the solar collector

 

 

'the solar collector' interactive light sculpture the solar collector