concept render by Oliver Hess © 2011 chouAdmin. All rights reserved.

Green Flash

In 2011 I created a concept upon being short listed to design an artwork for a parking structure.  The piece was designed to take light from the sun as it set and direct it through solar tubes to the other side of the building, creating a “green flash.”  The Green Flash is a popular almost mythical (as it is very rarely witnessed but often talked about)  phenomenon of the occasional reflection of the sun after setting through the atmosphere and displaying a momentary green flash.  The light tubes illustrate a burst of light on the side of the parking structure and are themselves annodized green and and terminate with cubic retro reflector scintillators.   Additional tubes act as periscopes, allowing people on the ground to look out at the ocean.