Lotus Dome or Soft Machine

Inside Lille, France‘s beautiful Église Sainte Marie Madeleine, the Dutch design team Studio Roosegaarde has installed an intrguing dome-like structure composed of metalic petals that responds to the physical presence of visitors.

The Lotus Dome is constructed of hundreds of light-sensitive flowers made of “lotus foil”, which is composed of multiple layers of film. Internal lighting triggers when sensors detect movement causing the flowers to open-up.

The installation was commissioned for Lille’s Fantastic2012, a festival of arts and design.

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One Response to Lotus Dome or Soft Machine

  1. How cool! They need to put this into a sci-fi movie — it would make a great scene.

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