Mountain Guide from Nano Light-Emitting Plants
express balance between nature and technology
Designer: Hsuan Ting Huang and Tsung Ying Hsieh
What if we take plant itself as the road light ? Can we replace road light with natural plant itself ?
Normally, Light pollution is the presence of anthropocentric light in the night environment. It is exacerbated by excessive, misdirected or obtrusive uses of light, but even carefully used light fundamentally alters natural conditions. As a major side-effect of urbanization, it is blamed for compromising health, disrupting ecosystems and spoiling aesthetic environments.
Therefore, we dedicated to find an environmentally friendly way to decrease light pollution efficiently. The latest research published by NanoMets, an international journal of the MIT biotechnology research team, found that leaves of arugula, spinach, kale, and Spanish cabbage were impregnated with high pressure. In the solution of special nanomolecules such as luciferase oxidase, coenzyme and phosphor from fireflies, “self-illuminated plants” can be created.
We create LIGHT GUIDE – a lighting device on mountain path to reduce light pollution. The plant is used as a veneer to self-illuminate and light the mountain path. It mixes energy, functions and materials by combining plants and device.
LIGHT GUIDE is a mountain guide from Nano Light-Emitting Plants, which is based in MIT forward technique to prevent light pollution.
"To create lamps that do not have to be plugged in, it can shine through the metabolic effects of the plant itself." said by MIT.
We are making glowing plants, inspired by nature, using synthetic biology. LIGHT GUIDE is a mountain guide from Nano Light-Emitting Plants. The project is based in MIT avant-garde technique to environmentally friendly prevent light pollution.
In the future, LIGHT GUIDE will replace electric-powered streetlights to reduce light pollution and the impact of the original mountain streetlight on biodiversity.
Public space design / Biomimicry design
Work Delivery / Emitting-Light Device x 1
Dimensions / single part 400 x 400mm
Year / 2018
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