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  7. Lightsails / Söhne & Partner

Lightsails / Söhne & Partner

  • 00:00 - 20 July, 2010
Lightsails / Söhne & Partner
Lightsails / Söhne & Partner, © Gisela Erlacher
© Gisela Erlacher

© Gisela Erlacher © Gisela Erlacher © Gisela Erlacher © Gisela Erlacher + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Millstaetter Lake, Carinthia, Austria
  • Structural Engineer

    Werkraum Wien
  • Consultant

    In Association with Karl Sodek
  • Client

  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. Lightsails as guiding symbols for the exhibition around the Millstaetter lake, Austria. The lighthouse is used as a metaphor to guide the visitors around the different exhibitions. Nowadays the lighthouse is used as a symbol of holidays, sea, adventure and water.

© Gisela Erlacher
© Gisela Erlacher

The objects are abstract sails, as a “light-space-installation”. The objects are orientated to the lake. The lake Millstättersee is getting a tribune out of water, because the energy of the lake is trapped, converted and reflected as light. So the sails are working as a transmitter and receiver at the same time.

© Gisela Erlacher
© Gisela Erlacher

The illumination is reacting to the surrounding – the more people approaching the sails the more vibrate light. The illumination is also reacting to the temperature – they are constantly changing the colour. The colder the temperature the warmer the colour if light is getting.

© Gisela Erlacher
© Gisela Erlacher

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Cite: "Lightsails / Söhne & Partner" 20 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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