University, Sweden

2010-04-15 Case

Parans Solar Lighting creates unique indoor environments with the natural light from the outside.

Challenge

Working and learning in natural light is not only pleasant and beautiful, but also plays a crucial role in keeping our minds alert and our bodies in balance. Spaces that lack windows, such as rooms situated several floors down – are not always pleasant. How can we change that?

Just like the sunflower, the Parans collector follow the sun during the day. Harvesting its precious light, the Parans system then brings the natural sunlight far into buildings and without destroying valuable floor space with light shafts. It allows us to stay in touch with the outdoors environment and access important sunlight, even when we need to stay inside.

Solution

Sunlight is captured by Parans’ collectors on the outside of the building. Fibre optical cables transfer the sunlight through the building structure and in to the indoor environment. Inside, natural sunlight flows out of the simply designed Parans luminaires…