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Star Energy: Grosvenor Square

Part 2 Project 2020
Yianna Moustaka
London South Bank University | UK
Michal Murawski said: ‘The palace complex is not necessarily a pathology, but also a source of wonder, and a kind of strange and wonderful urban folklore.’ Without memories of any previous function to support its authority, and now relieved of the security systems that added menace to its charisma, Eero Saarin- en’s abandoned US embassy building in Grosvenor Square is a forgotten palace, ripe for reinterpretation.

This project focuses on the theme of the power and necessity of sunlight, and the beauty of darkness to promote the Dark Sky Movement – a worldwide campaign to reduce light pollution, preserve the natural night sky and celebrate stars in the city. Proposing a mechanism in the form of a ‘light sucker’, a cluster of spheres creates giant urban networks modulating the exposure of sunlight, a machine that absorbs and stores sunlight, and releases it at will.

Yianna Moustaka

Ms Lilly Kudic
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