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SOL Dome is a Remarkably Lightweight Structure that Alights at Night

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: loop.ph and dezeen
It would be easy to misinterpret the scale of the SOL Dome, for its structure looks impossibly fine; nevertheless, the video of this web-like semi-sphere will put things in perspective for you. The installation has been made from a stiff woven combination of carbon and fiberglass that's been manipulated into a geodesic framework of circles to create a pattern that imitates the appearance of bonded carbon atoms.

Along this theme, Loop.pH's pavilion was enhanced with the after-dark feature of colorful bright lighting cast upon it. An on-site carbon sensor collects information about the gas's movement in the air and the illumination displays the patterns that have been picked up. Set up at the solar-powered 'Fall In... Art and Sol Festival,' the SOL Dome generates its own energy from the sun.