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.
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.
Khan created a series of panel containing a total of 1.3 million Swarovski crystals. The panels were assembled on to a structure which visitors can walk around and step inside.