the SOL dome by loop pH: a responsive solar-powered lighting pavilion in michigan
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london-based art and design studio loop pH have developed ‘the SOL dome’, a fully responsive lighting pavilion in michigan. the honeycomb-shaped structure is assembled onsite from thousands of individual circles woven from composite fibers, extending through space with its hollow lightweight constructing. measuring 8 x 4 meters and weighs just 40 kg, the ‘SOL dome’ is illuminated by a circular matrix of solar powered LEDs. the portable structure is animated; it interacts and adapts to its environment, similar to a plant and its surrounding ecosystem. the rotational breathing rhythm of light is driven by an onsite CO2 sensor – the underlying geometry and construction technique of the dome is based on chemical and molecular bonds between carbon atoms. when each fibre is bent into a circle, it charges the LEDs like a battery, creating a controlled energetic structure.

loop.ph: SOL dome responsive solar-powered LED light pavilion
the dome is assembled onsite from thousands of individually woven circles of composite fibers

loop.ph: SOL dome responsive solar-powered LED light pavilion
the portable structure is lit by a circular matrix of solar powered LEDs

loop.ph: SOL dome responsive solar-powered LED light pavilion
‘SOL dome’ interacts and adapts to its environment, similar to a plant and its surrounding ecosystem

loop.ph: SOL dome responsive solar-powered LED light pavilion
rotational breathing rhythm of the light is driven by an onsite CO2 sensor

loop.ph: SOL dome responsive solar-powered LED light pavilion
the geometry and construction technique is based on chemical and molecular bonds between carbon atoms

loop.ph: SOL dome responsive solar-powered LED light pavilion

loop.ph: SOL dome responsive solar-powered LED light pavilion
when each fibre is bent into a circle, it charges the LEDs like a battery, creating a controlled energetic structure

loop.ph: SOL dome responsive solar-powered LED light pavilion
structural detail