Gleaser PV Trees…….. Gainesville, FL

The client sought to utilize solar panels as an iconic element of a visionary light industrial live·work·play community.  The design proposal seeks to break down the scale of the warehouse façade while using the solar panel module as a fabric of elements that could shade the façade and become an iconic visual element some 250 feet from the main roadway.  The concept of the tree was abstracted to utilize simple pipe-tube structure and off-the-shelf photovoltaic (PV) panels as visual elements to organize circulation, provide shade and of course to provide electricity to the users of the building.