Photon-Silkworm Lighting
A Poetic and Nature-Inspired

Sumel 3

Sumel 3

Commercial
Façade
Location
Ahmedabd, Gujarat, India
Area
36515 m2
Year
2012
Client
H N Safal
Collaborators
Vitan Architects
Photography
Neha Mevada
Pratik Chandresha

Textile Retail Park Lighting Project:

A Nature-Inspired Design

The Photon-Silkworm lighting project features hibernating silkworms in their jalli cocoons while some others take birth and become photon-moths visible to the eyes. The project expresses this through special colors of light that represent the day-changing cycle of light. The photon-moths can be watched by night escaping from their nests or reflecting on the floor marking the street in between two blocks, adding poetry to the visual environment of Sumel 3 textile retail Park.

We supposed it could happen at sunrise for block A, at noon for block B, at sunset for block C, and at the blue hour for block D