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SINGLE CELL UNIT Each cell is formed from coated nylon ripstop fabric rimmed with flexible PV cells at the larger, skyoriented opening. A rope of LED lights is suspended in the fabric at the base, generating light that diffuses along the nylon, creating a luminous effect.

Each unit was constructed and installed by hand, and each has its own PV cells and power conversion system to generate energy for the LEDs. This allows every cell to operate independently in the system.

FABRIC PATTERNS FOR EACH CELL TYPE To create the different sizes and shapes of the cell units, a series of templates was devised as a finite number of options. These options can then be arranged into easily replicable building blocks to form larger installations.

FOOTPRINT REPLICATION STUDY To create the different sizes and shapes of the cell units, a series of templates was devised as a finite number of options. These options can then be arranged into easily replicable building blocks to form larger installations.

The final installation is a luminous canopy that lends a sense of space to an outdoor environment. The system reacts to the climate as well, shining more brightly on sunny days, when more energy can be collected by the PV cells.

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