Friday, January 25, 2008

Speaking of quasi-organic sustainable design . . .

Solar Trees

Welsh designer Ross Lovegrove ('Captain Organic') placed several glowing Solar Trees in the streets of Vienna (October 2007). These solar powered streetlights could save cities energy. Unlike regular streetlights, they do not require costly underground wiring to install, they are immune to blackouts.

Is it just me or do these things bear a passing resemblance to the telescoping mechanical eyestalks from "War of the Worlds"?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's not just you. You're absolutely right. I also demand that you permalink or you will face my 'orrible wrath!


Philip Shropshire