19 Oct '15, 3pm

Lowline Lab: Inside the beginnings of NYC’s first underground park

The Lowline Lab officially opened to the public this past Saturday inside an abandoned market on the Lower East Side, but will continue to grow and progress as the designers advance their solar canopy technology using a series of water-resistant mirrors the capture natural sunlight from the warehouse roof. Architect Sang-Yun Han from RAAD Studios explained to us how the optical devices can collect a full spectrum of light, even on cloudy days. The system then channels the light like a liquid with a series of protective tubes to a central distribution point. Then the futuristic solar canopy, filled with LED lights, fiber-optic cables, and laser cut hexagonal panels, disperses the ethereal light throughout the open space, to support photosynthesis and sustain plant life below.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/lowline-lab-inside-the-beginning...

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