Infos Artwork
  • Year: 2012
  • Place: Milan
  • Land: Italy (45.4668,9.1905) centr.
  • Category: Resources/ Energy/ Renewable, Sun/ Light, and Technology/ Infrastructure/ Traffic
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In his installation PHOTOSYNTHESIS, which was presented in Milan in 2012, architect Hirata experiments with three-dimensional solar cell forms.

“The project was inspired by a reflection on the natural relationship that exists in a tree between its leaves, fruits, and flowers, a truly interdependent cyclical ecosystem in miniature. this prompted me to envision new buildings and cities as an integral part of the biosphere, a possible future that is inspired by an modeled after it.” (Akihisa Hirata)

Photosynthesis © Akihisa Hirata
Photosynthesis © Akihisa Hirata

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