Garden of Light
Nov 1, 2012
The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley recently hosted the event Natural Discourse: Artists, Architects, Scientists & Poets in the Garden which featured site-specific installations that interact with the 34-acre landscape in subtle ways. Assistant Professor of Architecture Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello's piece SOL Grotto, a pavilion built using 1,368 glass tubes left by solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra, was one of the highlights of the evening. Their piece capitalizes on the potential of the tubes to create something beautiful and illuminating.