‘Sounds of the Sun Pavilion’ Concept from Michael Jantzen
If you have been following eco architecture and green designs for the last few years or so, the name of Michael Jantzen brings images of varied and vibrant eco-designs. His latest conceptcreation is as bizarre as any other that he has thought up and far moretwisted than all the previous ones sketched down. Of course, we meanthat in the nicest way possible as the ‘Sounds of the Sun Pavilion’ just seems like a twisted structure jumping right out of mythical lands into a sleek and sophisticated future!
This concept proposal integrates both light and sound to create anexperience to the visitor that is not only visual magic, but also anacoustic revelation. These seemingly serpentine structures of metal areeach placed with a solar panel on the top that taps the energy of thesun and converts it into electrical energy for usage. That seemsordinary enough, but the tubular structures themselves are built tocapture light and create sounds that mirror the light photons thatbounce on them.
In a very simple sense, the way the light bounces of these metalbehemoths is converted into an audio signal and beamed out as kind of‘natural and original’ music using speakers. All this is powered by thesolar panels on the top. As night falls, the structure also acts as alighting tower, while the sounds calm down thanks to the lack of natural lighting.
With each dawn, each dusk and every degree the sun moves each day,the sounds from the Sun Pavilion vary, never repeating themselves. Ofcourse, the excess energy the structure produces can be used by thecommunity that houses it. Green design, green energy and a billion tunes make this design one of a kind indeed!
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