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Solar Bell by Tomas Saraceno

  • Posted by SHFT on September 11, 2013 in Science/Tech
  • Trained as an architect, Argentinian artist Tomas Saraceno explores the notion of floating buildings with large-scale installations like his latest, "Solar Bell," a collaboration with the Aerospace Engineering Faculty at TU Delft in The Netherlands.

    Built using carbon fiber tubing and thin, flexible solar panel "sails," the structure taps into the threefold forces of gravity, wind, and sun to float midair. The result is a flying plaza, a utopian vision of airborne architecture that draws inspiration from Alexander Graham Bell's aviation experiements, Bucky Fuller's visionary buildings, and 21st century technology.

    "Solar Bell," which recently took flight as part of the Portscapes 2 exhibition in Rotterdam, continues from Saraceno's ambitious experiments with floating architecture. Check out more on his website.

    (via Ignant)


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