Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Technorama Facade - Technorama, The Swiss Science Center, Winterthur, Switzerland. 2002

"In 2002, Ned Kahn worked with the staff of Technorama, the major science center in Switzerland, and their architects, Durig and Rami, to create a facade for the building which is composed of thousands of aluminum panels that move in the air currents and reveal the complex patterns of turbulence in the wind..."

Wind Leaves - Milwaukee Waterfront, Milwaukee, WI. 2006
"A series of 7, 30’ tall, aluminum and stainless structures that turn in the wind and serve as a symbolic hinge between the Milwaukee Art Museum and the new Discovery World / Pier Wisconsin complex. The surfaces of the sculptures are covered by thousands of small stainless steel disks that ripple in the wind. Ball bearings in the support columns allow the sculptures to rotate and reveal the direction of the wind..."

Articulated Cloud - Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. 2004
"Composed of thousands of translucent, white plastic squares that move in the wind, the artwork is intended to suggest that the building has been enveloped by a digitized cloud. The optical qualities of the skin change dramatically with the weather and the time of day. The articulated skin is supported by an aluminum space frame so it appears to float in front of the building..."
images and passage from nedkahn.com

 

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