Daan Roosegaarde’s Lotus Dome Illuminates Jerusalem Cave via Designboom
dutch designer daan roosegaarde has created a motion-and-body sensitive dome that illuminates the rustic interior of a cave in jerusalem. hundreds of ‘smart flowers’ composed into a large-scale sphere respond to bodily movement to alternately create positive patterns of shadow and slivers of light in a textured interior of zedekiah’s cave, a 5 city block wide limestone quarry within the old city. reportedly the largest in jerusalem, the 20,000 square meter cave is rendered an composition of dappled forms with the illuminated extension of the folding flowers. accompanied by a passage of phillip glass’s ‘the light,’ the built space becomes an intangible, technopoetic extension of human behavior within the network of carved voids.
Fredrik Carl Mülertz Størmer, Nordlys over landskap, produksjon: 1910 - 1925.
Norsk Teknisk Museum, NTM CST 4
cinoh: Hut T on Lake Yamanaka by Kazunari Sakamoto