Gallery: SOL Grotto is a Cool & Mesmerizing Space Made With Reclaimed S...

 
The rods were part of the stockpile of 24 million glass tubes left behind in San Jose, California after solar power manufacturer, Solyndra, filed for bankruptcy.

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  1. Jessica May 10, 2014 at 3:32 am

    The video is a fantastic addition to this blog, helping describe this grotto’s experience. Although a very small space, the way it manipulates light and sound, its contemplative function and close association with water really captures the essence of what a grotto is. The use of unconventional grotto materials to create such an environment is intriguing, and shows the direction grotto-like contemporary design can take. What I would love to see is these design techniques translated into buildings much larger than a pavilion, as I think they could really add some transitory qualities that are missing in commercial buildings, and might perhaps make them more enjoyable places to occupy.

    I am currently researching the grotto in contemporary design. To follow my research click on the link below, and please don’t hesitate to point my research in different directions, provide advice, etc.

    http://reinterpreting-the-grotto.blogspot.com.au/

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