Pink trees lend shade and illuminate at night, the OR2 at London
You’d probably hit yourself on the head, and remember the movie Avatar with this one. Remember the weirdly colored trees in Pandora? Well, London will have a few too, this time in pink instead of the good old greenery. To sprout up at London’s Belgrave Square this weekend, the OR2 is a shading device and solar-powered chandelier. Designed by Orproject, a London based firm, this pink tree generously lends its shade during the day time and glows at night, just like those purple-blue trees in Pandora.
And if you’re worried about a strained grid, fear not. This tree sucks no power from the grid, and chooses solar power instead. Energy collected during the day is used to illuminate the tree during the night time. Built as part of the London Festival of Architecture, the OR2 is translucent while in the shade, gathering color when exposed to light. We’d love some of these twists added to our usual greenery too!