Lounging in the open is a lot of fun but sometimes the weather can be a killjoy. Too much rain or sun can be a let down. But, here is a design that will drive your woes away. Known as piezoelectric playground, this is a hi-tech canopy that can be used as a bandstand and also a playground.
Not many products flaunt a hyperbolic shape nowadays, as neatly as this one does. The cool shade distorts the difference between outdoor spaces and being sheltered inside. You can enjoy the fresh air without fretting even if it pours down or gets too sunny. The piezoelectric crystals and diodes play with the light rays, which they can harness easily. This causes the canopy to glow and illuminate depending on the sounds and movements generated by people beneath.
Also, the arrangement can generate its own electricity using piezoelectric crystal disks. It applies the smashing fundamental of creating power from ongoing human activity, which makes it a self sustaining structure. Moreover, the canopy can be folded to drain out rain water, all of which can be directed into a pool stationed beneath it. So, the shade works on renewable energy and also helps with water conservation. This is truly amazing.
The awesome product has been created by Margot Krasojevic for the Pioneers Playground in Belgrade, Serbia. The design actually takes off from the Clavilux projects conceived by Thomas Wilfred way back in 1930. The wooden frame of the canopy loops around. While, the cladding of optical glass tubes, which hold optic fiber cables, create the interesting light patterns inside. The canopy can be used in playgrounds, concerts, parties and many other places.