Date of Award

Spring 6-4-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Architecture (MArch)




SOLAR PIXEL illustrates the intimate relationship between human and energy, attempts to advocate for questions against our unimaginative, unsustainable future, and ultimately question and locate our role behind the apertural exposure to solar energy.

One of the questions could be, how do we see energy manifest into our social structure. How are cities lit up, and what can we study from the pixels that we record using satellite images and data gathering and extrapolation. In this context, pixels on the screens are only apertures, which allows census organizations, government agencies, corporate research teams, or planners to estimate activities that are quantized, statisticalized.

SOLAR PIXEL wants to re-understand, re-evaluate and remap the pixel to allow for reimagination of a sustainable lifestyle. At the same time, allowing individuals and collectives to farm, meter and own their power through a representation of different relationship and responsibility with energy.


View exhibition online: Marco Nuno Mourão, Solar Panels

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Architecture Commons



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