The Lunar Cubit: Solar Pyramids Transform Into Art Installation
The Lunar Cubit is a solar energy complex that uses ancient measurements and moon's light to become a stunning nighttime spectacle.
The Lunar Cubit is an award winning design proposal developed by Robert Flottemesch, Johanna Ballhaus, Jen DeNike and Adrian P. De Luca and consists of a series of solar panel pyramids forming a renewal energy plant that powers homes in Abu Dhabi.
During the day, the solar pyramids, made from glass and amorphous silicon, capture the sun's light and produce clean energy for hundreds of homes in the region. But as the night falls, this solar farm turns into a stunning public art installation using the concepts of ancient measurement and the moon's brilliant light. The pyramids, fitted with LED lights, form a lunar calendar with the central large pyramid illuminating according to the phases of the moon and the smaller structures surrounding it doubling up as the hands of a clock, lighting up in various combinations and making the whole complex a spectacle to watch.