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The Sun Shaped Column by Michael Jantzen Studio

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen Studio

The Sun Shaped Column is a solar powered kinetic public art sculpture made of painted steel. It is approximately 80 feet tall, and 20 feet wide. The column is hollow in the center and open at the base so visitors can walk into the center of the sculpture, and look up through it to the sky above.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen Studio

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen Studio

Architects: Michael Jantzen Studio
Project: The Sun Shaped Column (more…)

The Solar Gardens Visitors Center by Jantzen Studio

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Article source: Jantzen Studio

The Solar Gardens Visitors Center was created as a proposal for a large public art structure designed to harvest energy from the sun, and to collect and store rainwater for use in and around the structure. In addition, the structure and the surrounding plaza would be made from photo catalytic concrete that cleans itself, and the air.

Image Courtesy © Jantzen Studio

Image Courtesy © Jantzen Studio

Architects: Jantzen Studio
Project: The Solar Gardens Visitors Center (more…)

Between Sun and Rails in Hamburg, Germany by Blauraum Architects

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Article source: Blauraum Architects

Hamburg`s Largest Solar-Sail Building, German architectural studio blauraum has built a railway service building with an optimal energy balance on half the amount of land occupied by the old facility. The result decreases CO2 emissions by the weight of 2 African elephants (10,635 kg/year) and saves as much energy as 6 100 square metre homes consume in a year (55,974 kWh/year).

Image Courtesy © Martin Schlüter 

  • Architects: Blauraum Architects
  • Project: Between Sun and Rails
  • Location: Niedernfelder Ufer 4, Freihafen Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Martin Schlüter
  • Client: HPA Hamburg Port Authority AöR
  • Total usable floor space: 1400 m2
  • Year: 2010
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