Question: which one of these is NOT the name of Frank Zappa‘s kids
Answer: Lunar Cubit.
It’s actually the prize winning design of the “land art generator initiative” announced on Valentine’s Day this year:
While the people of Egypt are anticipating a bold new future for their country, thanks to the powerful protests by demonstrators in recent weeks, an American artist has been recognized for his exciting plan to bring future-minded energy of a different sort to the Middle East.
Robert Flottemesch and his team of collaborators received the Land Art Generator Initiative’s grand prize last month for the design of Lunar Cubit, a blueprint for a 50-meter-tall solar paneled pyramid surrounded by eight 22-meter-tall pyramids, each of which represents a different phase of the lunar calendar. The intended construction site is five kilometers from Abu Dhabi’s international airport in the United Arab Emirates, the host country of the World Future Energy Summit, where the prize was presented. Flottemesch accepted the award with his landscape designer Johanna Ballhaus, his artistic consultant Jen DeNike, and Adrian De Luca, who helped develop the project’s data monitoring system.
Making use of the design template left by the ancient Egyptians was a longstanding goal of Flottemesch’s. “Ever since I visited the pyramids when I was much younger, the mystery that has surrounded them and the scope of the engineering has been something that I find quite significant,” he tells PLANET.
More at Planet.
- Sustainable Pyramids – Lunar Cubit will Provide Power to Homes in the Abu Dhabi Desert (GALLERY) (trendhunter.com)
- Lunar Cubit: Gigantic Solar Pyramids to Power Abu Dhabi (inhabitat.com)
- The Lunar Cubit could merge art and solar power (physorg.com)
- Lunar Cubit: pyramids for the renewable energy age (gizmag.com)