CHIEN-HSUN CHEN, HSIAO-YU SUN
2021 Red Dot Concept Award / Winner
2021 The Architecture MasterPrize / Winner
2021 Young Ones ADC / Gold Cube
Photosynthesis Protective Shell acts as a UV-resistant shielding structure, opening and closing like a bionic flower in response to changes in the UV index. It is made up of device modules that absorb sunlight during the day, storing it and converting it into kinetic energy to power the shell’s opening and closing. When the ultraviolet light intensity is high, the shell closes in to form a shielding pavilion. When the ultraviolet rays are weak at night, the shell transforms into a glowing installation art.