Solar Floral

Solar Floral reimagines the shaded beach not as an accumulation of discrete mass-produced objects, but rather as a continuous architectural landscape. Developed as a concept for a resort, Solar Floral is a field of interconnected blossom-shaped components constructed from vibrantly colored textiles, stretched over CNC-bent metal framing. The resulting canopy produces a variety of shaded spaces, providing the beachgoers with a range of experiences beneath. The sectional variation within the system - as the floral pattern mediates between the sky above and the sand below – allows for the top surface of the canopy to be directly occupied as if it were a lounge chair, a hammock, or a floating beach blanket.