Gallery: Panasonic Unveils “Photosynthesis” Solar Ecosystem at Milan De...

Photo © Santi Caleca/Panasonic

The much-anticipated Milan Design Week kicks off on Monday, and Panasonic just sent us the first images of one particularly exciting project — Japanese architect Akihisa Hirata‘s “Photosynthesis” Solar Ecosystem. We first wrote about the installation last month, when renderings were released showing what promised to be a fascinating interactive exhibit. “Photosynthesis” uses photovoltaic cells mounted on clear polycarbonate to create a visually stunning array designed to compare our technological need for the sun to a plant’s process of photosynthesis. Now installed at the Interni Legacy exhibit at Università Statale, it certainly lives up to expectations!

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