Lightsails Millstättersee, Austria: Carinthia Architecture

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Lightsails, Millstättersee, Austria : Carinthia Architecture

Lake building – design by Söhne & Partners, Architects

21 Oct 2010

Lightsails Millstättersee

Design: Söhne & Partners

Lightsails as guiding symbols for the exhibition around the Millstaetter lake, Austria. The lighthouse is used as a metaphor to guide the visitors around the different exhibitions. Nowadays the lighthouse is used as a symbol of holidays, sea, adventure and water.

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The objects are abstract sails, as a “light-space-installation”. The objects are orientated to the lake. The lake Millstättersee is getting a tribune out of water, because the energy of the lake is trapped, converted and reflected as light. So the sails are working as a transmitter and receiver at the same time.

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The illumination is reacting to the surrounding – the more people approaching the sails the more vibrate light. The illumination is also reacting to the temperature – they are constantly changing the colour. The colder the temperature the warmer the colour if light is getting.

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In association with Karl Sodek.

Millstättersee Lake Project – Building Information

Builder: Fa. NPG Bau, Hr. Gfrerrer, Gmünd
Electric: Fa. Ottacher, hr. ottacher, Radenthein
Locksmith: Fa. Zeilinger
Lights / Control System: Fa. Friendlyhouse, Wien, Hr. Paar, Wiedner, Wien
Photographs: Gisela Erlacher
Structural engineer: Werkraum Wien

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