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Energy-Harvesting Pavilion Concepts

Brooks + Scarpa Envisions a Structure That Captures Energy

— August 24, 2018 — Eco
This year's Venice Biennale saw a lot of realized pavilion concepts that experimented with architecture and design to evoke a feeling, send a message or serve a purpose. Independently of this, other architects are working on projects that involve functional structures that will provide a visual embellishment, a relief or both.

Brooks + Scarpa — a studio based in Los Angeles and Florida, is working alongside adidas Originals on the P.O.D.System Architecture project. The firm, led by Angela Brooks and Larry Scarpa, shared its designs for a public pavilion concept that will harness energy from the sun and during lightning storms. While the 'Vortex Generator' is inspired by adidas' P.O.D.System shoe's shock-absorbing technology, the functional pavilion concept merges art with sustainable design.
Trend Themes
1. Energy-harvesting Pavilion Concepts - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop structures that can harvest energy from renewable sources for sustainable design and functionality.
2. Functional Structures - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create structures that serve a practical purpose while also providing visual embellishment or relief.
3. Sustainable Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate sustainable design principles into architectural projects, combining art and functionality.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate energy-harvesting technologies into architectural designs for a more sustainable built environment.
2. Renewable Energy - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop new ways to capture energy from renewable sources like the sun and lightning storms for practical applications in various industries.
3. Fashion - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the intersection of fashion and architecture through collaborative projects that combine sustainable design and artistic expression.
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