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June 10, 2011 — Leave a comment

Soaring like robotic birds, these energy generating flying devices, called Wings, are curious “creatures” that use solar cells to store energy, which they then use to illuminate the land below them at night in a flutter of constellation-like formations.

Created by:  Carlos Campos Yamila Zynda Aiub Architects


The flying devices, or Wings, derived from Paraglider technology, are self-controllable. They capture the energy they need using the solar cells on the top of them, and store part of this energy in the spheres, to be finally used at night, to illuminate the park.

On the northern area of the park, close to the water, there will be a special device to receive the ¨tired¨ wings, once the wind is gone. There, they will wait until the next flight.

Wings will be provided with a GPS flight navigator, wind sensors, LED illumination devices, a solar energy panel, and accumulators of electric energy. Each wing is an autonomous artifact, nevertheless its behavior is interactive.

The wings will regulate the distances they have to keep among themselves, the speed during the flight, the angle against the wind, altitude, etc.

Choreographies in the Sky.

The Hipnotic dispositions, as actual dynamic choreographies, will be Developed according to interactive flying patterns. These patterns will depend on the weather conditions, a random contidion, and an interactive condition between wings, and a human interaction condition as well.

If a pedestrian, or a group of visitors enters the park, the installation will ¨notice¨ it. Information about how many visitors are in the park will also regulate the flying patterns, proximity and interaction with people.

While the park is empty, our installation will move up, taking the shape of a skyscraper or a cloud, ready to be seen from the city.

Where to go? Which conformation to express? When to change? All decisions will be generated by the installation itself, not depending on ¨brains¨or ¨masters¨.

Our installation shows a high degree of self-organization. It generates interaction within the scale of the city, and with the pedestrian visitor as well.

Each visit to the park will be different, each vision from the city, new.

Article via LAGI

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