Pupated / Photovoltaic
In nature some insects pupate .... and during construction most buildings do too. After a building has reached its maximum height, the construction is often covered in safety netting and during the closing stages of the building process this netting is removed in stages.
In contrast to the previous post, there’s no netting hanging from the new glass roof of the train shed of the new Rotterdam Central Station any more. The pupating process is completed.
Apart from the two metal support beams of the roof on display, the main element of this capture is formed by the array of photovoltaic elements and their shadows.
These photovoltaic elements cover 10.000 square metre of the glass roof (a third of the surface of it) and will generate 350 MWh on a yearly basis, which will be used for the elevators, escalators and the lighting of the station, making it partly self sufficient. It forms another step towards the creation of zero-energy buildings. A road which will eventually need a full pupating of the building industry.
Information about the new station is here.
This is last post of the pupating triptych. Next triptych: Lesvos, Greece.
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krzychu30 (15512) 2012-10-14 9:56
you seem to see things the most of us would heve never noticed.Like this one.Excellent use of tilted perspective and really amazing graphical effect.Also the color scheme is very eye-catching.Black&blue contrast with each other so great.Nicely done!
Have a nice evening
ManuMay (36259) 2012-10-14 10:18
No words to explain ...
Great graphic sense, great play of colours and lines, great composition and light management...Absolutely great work!!
Adrian_S (1179) 2012-10-14 10:43
this is hraphism at its best. I think it would have lookd great in b&w too. Thanks for the note also. Interestign details!
All the best
JFS (32459) 2012-10-14 11:43
Impressive, creative, elegant, sharp....My compliments!
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-10-14 21:34
Hello Bert - I read your note with interest, I am impressed by the use of the photovoltaic cells and this beautiful, graphic image highlights the architecture and points the way to buildings of the future. The bold composition is lovely but the light is what makes this shot so special. Super. Warm regards rosemary
macjake (69083) 2012-10-15 4:19
This is wickedly awesome Bert!
I've really enjoyed these mini series of Pupated buildings.
the photo has tremendous graphic appeal, as well as abstract attention.
it takes a moment or two, or three, for my brain and eyes to co-ordinate what i'm seeing here.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-10-15 4:58
love this! It is a fascinating mix of shapes, shades and colour that have all come together so artistically and beautifully. Flawless composition, execution and an original superbly presented image. Brilliant!
Have a good week - Brian.
dkmurphys (59937) 2012-10-15 14:08
Very fine artistic detail. The modern architecture has it's unique charm. Well taken, have a good night.
emka (99873) 2012-10-15 23:56
Fantastic graphic effect. Pupating triptych, haha, I like it.
I returned yesterday from my Southern Africa trip. It was fantastic adventure. I am full of great memories (and a few SD cards are also full :)). I will post some of them soon.
jhm (154480) 2012-10-16 3:10
Uw foto is opnieuw een kunst werk met dit grafies beeld
De kleuren zijn fel maar net niet te doordringend dit is echt positief aan deze.
Opnieuw eentje uit de hand ven Bert, uw specialiteit om dit type foto te creëeren
Mooi gedaan, bedankt.
Groeten uit Vlaanderen bijna windstil, 11.1°C half bewolkt.
Royaldevon (39652) 2012-10-16 3:20
A fine capture of this geomtric pattern of shapes and lines, made even more interesting by the diagonal composition.
Have a lovely day,
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-10-17 9:12
Perfect done minimalist composition with graphic technique. Beautifull diagonal lines creates interesting deep view.
Have a nice evening,
danos (99148) 2012-10-17 13:10
one more interesting and abstractive theme this time in a blue edition.I like the created texture of the image as the brilliant light that brings out the details of it.
nikkitta (17066) 2012-10-17 13:35
A real pity it is the last post of pupate, they were all interesting , creatives , differents
Like the colors, contrast and geometrical forms
A well done work, congrats
aliabazari (16170) 2012-10-18 22:14
Goed perspectief. Het is een mooie compositie, belichting en diepte is zeer goed. Kleur is zeer aantrekkelijk. Gegroet, mijn vriend.
Met vriendelijke groet, Ali
UlfE (14641) 2012-10-21 8:56
A really fine continuation of your pupated series. The diagonal lines are really great and I enjoy the luominous look of it, created by what I believe is sunshine and reflections of it. Very well spotted. TFS and have nice Sunday evening !
P.S. As regard your comment on my new EOS 500 camera. It is not new. I have had for almost four years. I have never liked it. It seems to me it does not work properly and that it have some slight problem with focusing. You could handle in many situations if you are aware of it, but it does not make you too keen to use it. I am planning to replace it.
sacavem (18620) 2012-10-22 7:22
Excellent photography.Good work to capture this image. Very good colour, contrast and definition.
Best regards and a good week.
korbee (6619) 2012-10-22 13:48
ik blijf maar met verbazing naar je fotoos kijken,ik snap hier nog steeds geen hol van,hoe moet ik dit nou zien ;=]],ik vind dit een mooie platen hoes voor elctronische muziek van bv Jah Wobble,perfect Bert.
bona (13737) 2012-10-26 4:29
nice corralation between the building construction and insect pupation. I really like the graphical aspect here and the blue color too!
- Copyright: Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) (13362)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-12
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF-S 55-250 F/4,0-5,6 IS II, Lexar Prem SDhc 16GB, Hoya HD Protector 58 mm
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Construction industry, Industrial, CONSTRUCTIONS and PATERNS [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-14 9:44