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Rebar Group is John Bela, Rachael Yu, Matthew Passmore, Blaine Merker, Teresa Aquilera, and Masha Slavnova Additional support from Geoff Sharples, Ric O’Connell, Grant Ballard, and Sahar Qawasmi Designed for Site #1 in Dubai, adjacent to Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: CONCEPT OVERVIEW Artocos are folded shell structures that capture and combine solar energy and wind to generate power, create space to inhabit and contemplate the surrounding ecosystem, and make visible and audible environmental processes that shape our lives. Each piece is composed of a double layer wall oriented to the path of the sun. Internal walls are clad with dark-colored thin film photovoltaic modules. Air enters through grated air intake vents facing the predominant wind direction. Sunlight heats the air in the chamber between the walls generating a convection air current while activating the photov