Lightsails / Söhne & Partner

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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.

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© 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.

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© 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.

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© Gisela Erlacher

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Address:Millstaetter Lake, Carinthia, Austria

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

© Gisela Erlacher

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