Thursday, August 19, 2010

Seed Cathedral

image via gabyu

This year's Expo in Shanghai features one of the coolest pavilions ever - the Seed Cathedral.
Built using 60,858 transparent fiber optic rods, each containing a plant seed specimen, this innovative structure sits at the centre of the UK Pavilions site.
Visitors inside can watch in awe as light passes through the fiber optic filaments and illuminates the interior while gently moving in the wind, creating what I'm sure is a very dramatic effect.
Over 25% of the world's plant species were collected to take their place in this otherworldly showcase. How beautiful this must be...too bad it's not permanent.
Read more and see more pictures of this "animate sculpture".

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