Lightsails combines light, temperature and art to power itself
Millstaetter Lake in Austria has a latest new attraction- the Lightsails. The Lightsails designed by Söhne & Partner Architekten in collaboration with Karl Sodek, are actually illuminators that are visually very appealing and asct as guiding symbols for the lake visitors around the area. But, the asymmetrical structures also have more to it. These generate power from the lakes itself to lighten itself up. The illumination reacts to the surrounding- the more people approaching the sails the more vibrate the light. The illumination is also reacts to the temperature – they constantly change color; the colder the temperature the warmer the color of the light. Since the energy of the lake is trapped, converted and reflected as light the sails work as a transmitter and receiver at the same time.