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Shutter-Shifting Solariums

The Transmutation Pavilion is an Eco-Friendly Sight Seeing Spot

— October 10, 2012 — Eco
Designed as a proposed large, public, solar-powered, interactive, functional art structure, The Transmutation Pavilion offers a practical approach to building construction that allows people to live comfortably in a more eco-friendly manner.

The Transmutation Pavilion is a blueprint by eco-artist and designer Michael Jantzen, who is well known for producing building plans that merge art, technology, engineering and sustainable practices into one unique experience. The structure consists of three interlocking cylindrical forms of varying sizes. These forms incorporate two large, overlapping shutters that can be opened or closed to various degrees to accommodate inhabitants.

As the shutters are opened or closed around the three different-sized cylinders, they vary the total spacial volume in interesting ways that can completely alter both the shape of the structure as well as the outside views as seen from within the Pavilion. Staircases are also located throughout the structure to give visitors the chance to view the landscape from ever-changing perspectives.

The Transmutation Pavilion is powered by a large solar cell array integrated into the shutters. All the solar energy not needed to power the building is sent directly into the local grid for the community in which the pavilion is built.
Trend Themes
1. Interactive Architecture - The Transmutation Pavilion showcases the potential for interactive architecture that can adapt to user preferences and needs.
2. Sustainable Building Construction - The use of solar power and the incorporation of eco-friendly practices in The Transmutation Pavilion highlights the trend towards sustainable building construction.
3. Artistic Integration in Design - The Transmutation Pavilion demonstrates the trend of integrating art, technology, and sustainable practices to create unique and aesthetically pleasing structures.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture and Construction - The innovative design of The Transmutation Pavilion presents opportunities for architects and construction companies to incorporate interactive and sustainable elements into their projects.
2. Renewable Energy - The solar cell array used in The Transmutation Pavilion points to opportunities in the renewable energy industry to develop and integrate solar-powered solutions in building construction.
3. Art and Design - The artistic integration in The Transmutation Pavilion opens up avenues for artists and designers to create functional art structures that merge art, technology, and sustainable practices.
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