Gallery: Michael Jantzen’s Web-Shaped Pavilion Is a Solar-Powered Inter...

Appearing at first sight as an unassuming cylinder, Michael Jantzen’s Web-Shaped Pavilion is in fact a dynamic, solar powered, interactive, public gathering place that can be controlled by the internet! The 130-foot tall pavilion is clad with 208 hinged
 
Appearing at first sight as an unassuming cylinder, Michael Jantzen’s Web-Shaped Pavilion is in fact a dynamic, solar powered, interactive, public gathering place that can be controlled by the internet! The 130-foot tall pavilion is clad with 208 hinged panels that can be automatically pulled up or down along tracks with small electric motors set at the outer surface of the structure, transforming the building's 360 degree facade. The hinged panels can be opened in hundreds of different variations to improve not only ventilation, but the quality of light on the inside of the pavilion, as well as the views to the surrounding landscape.

Read the rest of this entry »

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below



get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home