Architect Recreates Arctic Optical Phenomenon With Swarovski Crystals

Architect Recreates Arctic Optical Phenomenon With Swarovski Crystals

A pavilion offers visitors the chance to see a similar effect of the rare, naturally occurring light rings.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 6 december 2012

Swarovski Crystal Palace partnered with architect Asif Khan on an installation at Design Miami 2012 called Parhelia. The pavilion allows visitors in sunny and warm Miami to experience a rare arctic optical phenomenon with the same name. Parhelia is a series of halo rings around the sun created when light shines through ice crystals.

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