Sunlight in a Cable
There has been a lot of research that shows how the human body has rhythms that are affected by sunlight, and the change of its colours through the day. Parans, a new Swedish company, has developed a system of collectors, fibre optic cables and elegant luminaires to transport natural light just about anywhere in a building, so that nobody should have to go for a day without sunshine.
While treehugger thinks everyone should have a window, we agree with the inventors that any room is improved by natural light, even this concrete block box.
We also are intrigued by the opportunity to do dramatic architectural lighting like this without using electricity.