giancarlo zema realizes modular lotus system for luminexence
 
giancarlo zema realizes modular lotus system for luminexence
oct 29, 2013

giancarlo zema realizes modular lotus system for luminexence

giancarlo zema realizes modular lotus system for luminexence
all images courtesy of giancarlo zema

 

 

 

giving the appearance of an over-sized leaf emerging from the ground, the ‘lotus’ designed by italian architect giancarlo zema for luminexence in partnership with tecnopali is a modular system of eco-furniture. designed to function as an urban shelter, complete with seats and integrated photovoltaic panels, it also serves as an electric car charging point. a unique tubular structure, 14cm in diameter by 260cm in height, has a curving form that generates a modular and strong backbone. the structure provides shelter from the rain and is lit using LED technology overhead. the ‘leaf’ piece ranges in size and consists of 4 to 19 square meters of photovoltaic surface area with a 500W to 2.8KW capability of energy production. a centralized system connects the parking function to an info point, with a waterproof electrical outlet from where it is possible to recharge the car easily by paying with a bank card or credit card. an endless combination of colors, offered by a wide range of ecological paints enables the ‘lotus’ to blend in to any environment.

 

 


‘lotus by giancarlo zema/SAP 1ª sustainability conference’
video courtesy of giancarlo zema

 

 

giancarlo zema realizes modular lotus system for luminexence
the ‘lotus’ serves as an electric car charging point

 

 

giancarlo zema realizes modular lotus system for luminexence
the ‘leaf’ pieces range in size and consist of integrated photovoltaic panels

 

 

giancarlo zema realizes modular lotus system for luminexence
overview of the photovoltaic technology on the leaf’s surface

 

 

giancarlo zema realizes modular lotus system for luminexence
it is possible to recharge the car from a waterproof electrical outlet

 

 

giancarlo zema realizes modular lotus system for luminexence
a centralized system connects the parking function to an info point

 

 

giancarlo zema realizes modular lotus system for luminexence
LED overhead lighting

 

 

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