Gallery: Sundolier’s Powerful Daylight Tube Fills Colorado’s Cherry Cre...

In the heart of the environmentally astute Institute of Science and Technology STEM school in Cherry Creek, Colorado is an illuminated tube which brightens the school both physically and symbolically with abundant sunshine. The dramatic chandelier and light pipe is connected to a sun-tracking Sundolier light harvester, which is able to completely illuminate the school's entrance and upper corridor with daylight. Sundolier CEO Peter Novak took Inhabitat to the roof to school us on the potential of natural lighting - read on for a closer look!

The Sundolier piqued a lot on interest when we first reported on the unique solar robot, which can light entire rooms. The other side of the design is the company’s diffusion ‘chandlers’, which bounce and bend all that sunlight throughout the space. The company’s most unique installation so far is the 27-foot-tall light tube which lights up a significant part of the STEM building’s second floor lobby. As the school focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the installation also provides the unique opportunity for the school to conduct educational science experiments using controlled sunlight.


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