This street lamp was created as a lighting project for a 3D modeling course.
In this project, I was interested in looking at the way the product could react to and simultaneously have an effect on its environment. The lamp is inspired by the way that flowers respond to changing light levels by opening or closing. This lamp's panels would close to the downward position during the day, allowing the solar panels on their top surface to collect energy. As the light from the sun disappears, the panels would slowly move up until they meet again in the upward position, their bottom surfaces shining light to a wide area.
In both up and down positions, the panels provide an area of shade from rain to the benches below.