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Emotioning Topography: A Solar Parking Canopy That Resembles a Billowing Green Hill
Posted By Mirko Daneluzzo On July 13, 2012 @ 1:45 pm In Architecture,biomimicry,Reader Submitted Content | No Comments
Pordenone, Italy is primarily a stretch of sprawling countryside, but a series of commercial warehouses to the east have given way to an unsightly effect on the lush land. ‘Emotioning Topography’, a proposal by Disguincio & Co. , hopes to ”re-territorialize” these spaces by renovating their facades and integrating a parking solution that melds with the surrounding environment. Through the staging of a new landscape, the designers attempt to absorb the character of the surrounding fields with a green canopy  that can also harnesses the sun’s energy for use inside.
A light modular structure supports a semi-transparent protective high-tech fabric covered with 30,000 flexible blades over 4,000 square meters parking area. In the summer season, the system offers a delightful diffused shadow in different layers. The rubber blades are moved by the wind to create a visible and emotional landscape reminiscent of an evergreen grass field . The blades are part of a photovoltaic system and covered by a soft and flexible membrane equipped with small semi-spherical silicon spheres for solar energy capture.
Renderings: Telegram 71 
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 Italy : http://inhabitat.com/colossal-green-volcano-rises-in-italy/
 Disguincio & Co.: http://www.disguincio800.com/
 green canopy: http://inhabitat.com/a-solar-canopy-powers-tranquil-middlebrook-artist-studios-in-coastal-california/
 grass field: http://inhabitat.com/field-eco-art-features-500-shoes-with-living-green-laces/
 Telegram 71: http://www.telegram71.com/
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