The specially developed material and design by Studio Roosegaarde is inspired by nature. LOTUS OCULUS pays homage to the grandeur of the Pantheon and continues this legacy by creating an organic architecture of movement and shadows. This dynamic dialogue is what Daan Roosegaarde calls ‘Techno-Poetry.’
LOTUS Maffei is part of the permanent art collection of Palazzo Maffei in Verona, Italy amongst artworks by Lucio Fontana, Pablo Picasso and Gerrit Rietveld. LOTUS Maffei blooms in response to light and is specially created for the Veronese museum.
LOTUS DOME is a living dome made out of hundreds of smart flowers. LOTUS DOME premiered in the 17th-century Sainte Marie Madeleine Church in Lille, France as a living dome.
The LOTUS series started in 2010 as an ongoing research into smart surfaces. Roosegaarde describes this tangible connection between light and material as “a metamorphosis of nature and technology”. LOTUS is a work of art and a pilot for a more organic architecture in search of a new harmony between people and the environment.