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Solar-Powered Spiral Garden Pavilion is a Sustainable and Adaptable Retreat
Posted By Helen Morgan On April 18, 2012 @ 8:41 am In Architecture,energy efficiency,Solar Power,Sustainable Building | No Comments
Designed as an interactive retreat, the Spiral Garden Pavilion is a peaceful solar-powered space for visitors to sit back, relax and enjoy their surroundings. The airy pavilion  by Michael Jantzen would be constructed using sustainably sourced wooden panels, which are completely adaptable. These four curved sections can slot together so the entire pavilion can be open, closed, or somewhere in-between – perfect for a private nap or a sunny gathering.
The structure is powered by a large solar panel  mounted on the top of the pavilion, connected to batteries which charge-up during the day and provide a light source at night. Other electrical items such as computers and iPads  can also be powered off the batteries to reduce power use.
One in an ongoing series from the designer, the spiral space provides both a secluded den and a welcoming meeting place for friends.
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