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While this "media" facade might strongly resemble that of "Flare Facade", originally posted about a year ago, it is fundamentally different in its lack of any computational power, motors or sensors. Instead, designer Ned Kahn [nedkahn.com] developed a mechanical version which is composed of thousands of aluminum panels that move in the air currents and reveal the complex patterns of turbulence in the wind. The kinetic facade is designed for Technorama, a major science center in Switzerland, located in Winterthur, Switzerland, and visible from the large urban plaza in front of the museum. Similar works from the same artist can be admired on his wind themed portfolio page.

Watch the facade "in action" below.

Thnkx Estelle and via Swiss Miss. More on Media Architecture, Nature of Neptune.



Very cool, there is a similar installation in the Raleigh, NC convention center. Huge oak tree blows in the wind on the side of the new building.

Thu 21 May 2009 at 12:38 AM
Joe Seal;e
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