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

energetic energies solar panel concept by akihisa hirata for panasonic

‘energetic energies’ concept by akihisa hirata for panasonicimage © 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.

 

 

energetic energies solar panel concept by akihisa hirata for panasonic

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

 

 

energetic energies solar panel concept by akihisa hirata for panasonic

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

 

 

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

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