Windswept: Mesmerising wind observation installation

Thanks to Rob Rolleston for sharing this video with me. It came up through some analysis of the Hint FM Wind Map and, as you can see for yourself, it provides a mesmerising ambient display of local wind patterns, making the invisible visible.

Commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission, Windswept is a wind-driven kinetic fa├žade consisting of 612 freely-rotating directional arrows creating a large-scale observational instrument that reveals the complex interactions between the wind and the building. The wind arrows serve as discrete data points indicating the direction of local flow within the larger phenomenon.

2 Comments

bobJuly 17th, 2013 at 1:52 am

i’d have the longest lunch breaks if this was on the side of the building here..

Andy KirkJuly 17th, 2013 at 6:15 am

Me too Bob, could watch it all day