Inan era where multi-story shopping malls have transformed the process ofbuying goods and services, Israeli designer Yarel Yair is envisioning aworld where sustainability will want small markets to be set up on thestreets and powered by the abundant energy of the sun. His visions havetaken a consumable form, which he has shared with us.
Theconcept is to create easy and spontaneous sales stands in a streetmarket. The stand will host the clients and let them see themerchandise before buying it. The stand’s roof would be a constant treethat will provide electricity and shade.
Thebookshelves would boast a modular design, which Yair refers to as theRhomBox. The modular RhomBox can be used to create a piled library andalso function as a seat which could be used by both the shopkeeper andthe client. The RhomBox covers function as a shade when assembled tothe energy tree. When not in use the RhomBox can easily be detached andstacked.
Thestreet market would get the energy it needs from solar panels from theEnergy Tree. The tree is a constant solar energy producing and a shadeproviding unit. Being modular, it can be customized by the useraccording to his needs. The tree is an assembly of branches and solarpanels and shades, which actually are the covers of the RhomBox.
Thedesigner plans to create an Energy Oasis by connecting the solargenerating trees of all the shops together. Together they will create amultipurpose constant area that generates electricity for the entiremarket. When the market isn’t open the Energy Oasis can sell therenewable energy generate to the grid, which can then be usedelsewhere.
Thanks: [Yarel Yair]