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These Unique, Beautiful Sundials Are Designed Using Location-Specific Solar Data

These Unique, Beautiful Sundials Are Designed Using Location-Specific Solar Data
These Unique, Beautiful Sundials Are Designed Using Location-Specific Solar Data, Courtesy of Prescription
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Design group prescription., in conjunction with Arup, have developed a sophisticated sundial based off of solar path data that takes the form of a flowering fan. The geometry is optimized using the specific solar data from any world location, giving the sundial a completely unique form based on where it is constructed, and is materialized in a strong, flexible plastic through a 3D printing process.

As the design is 100% scalable, the designers foresee applications for the design in both park and festival pavilions and home installations. Watch the video below to see how the sundial's geometry is generated, and how a small-scale prototype designed for Amsterdam proves the design concept.

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Patrick Lynch
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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "These Unique, Beautiful Sundials Are Designed Using Location-Specific Solar Data" 23 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/786092/the-design-of-these-flower-like-sundials-is-unique-to-every-city/> ISSN 0719-8884
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这些独特而美丽的日晷可以用来记录太阳的数据

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