• Art Curated: Luminary by nature

by Mindy Yang

The lights may have turned off around the world to mark Earth Hour over the weekend, but turning off the lights is not the only way to raise awareness, as design and architecture practice Snøhetta can attest. 

Instead of plunging us into darkness, the international practice would rather take an illuminating approach. To that end, they have created Lampshade for Asia's leading sustainable light art festival, i Light Marina Bay. 

Constructed from a simple bamboo structure and covered with photovoltaic cells (1,000 of them, to be precise), Lampshade's interior dome space provides reprieve from the sun during the day, capturing sunlight to produce it's own light source during the evenings. 

If the technology involved doesn't turn you on, perhaps the juxtaposition of hand-made, natural bamboo and ready-made lamps will.

i Light Marina Bays ends 27 March.
Photography: © 2016 Urban Redevelopment Authority
Writer: Sam Rogers for Wallpaper*



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