Gallery: Art.Rainbow is a Solar Powered Prefab Party Pavilion

 
See the resemblance to Simon we were talking about?

While the example shown here is made up of basic colors, the pavilion can be fitted with any combo of hues that suits your event best. The panels are made of transparent composite material held together by modular structures that are plastered with flexible solar panels on the top and can be switched out easily. LED lights within the ceiling of the structure set the party mood.

“ART.rainbow stores the light and the color inside during the day and gives them back outside during the night,” explains Gualeni of their design. “Take the energy, use the energy and enjoy the energy in an intelligent way, that’s the only important concept to understand, the concept of a renewable energy source.”

+ Gualeni Design

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3 Comments

  1. lazyreader December 30, 2010 at 8:23 am

    How many Teletubbies does it house?

  2. Holcim Awards December 29, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I like the concept of using renewable energy to power events but the general design is not very captivating. The colors are too garish and the form is very space age. It doesn’t seem like it fits into our lifestyle.

    It would be great to see a holistic approach to sustainable design in a desert landscape. Although evaporative cooling is an effective way to moderate temperature this is probably not the right environment for it and the rest of the architecture just isn’t well designed. The plan is awkward and the form and materials have no connection to the context.

    For inspiring sustainable designs check out past winners of the Holcim Awards. http://on.fb.me/holcim-awards The 2011 Holcim Awards are now open for submissions. Enter your ideas today!

  3. Aquaponic Dave December 29, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Pretty, but DUMB. Most of the solar panels point away from the sun, and the windows are made of huge pieces of plastic, which is usually made from petroleum. Please post articles about practical designs instead of silly stuff that only makes people think that solutions are being developed, when in reality the “solutions” are more problems masquerading as solutions.

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