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1996 – Ned Kahn's Wind-Visualizing Facades


Since 1996, Nothern California artist Ned Kahn creates large-scale installations that visualize wind patterns. The left image shows Wind veil (2000), a facade of a parking garage covered with 80,000 small aluminum panels that are hinged to move freely in the wind. The right video shows Wind arbor (2011), a facade of a hotel lobby in Singapore covered with a cable net structure composed of a half a million hinged elements.


  1. List of Ned Kahn's wind sculptures on his website.
  2. David Mather (2009). An aesthetic of turbulence: the works of Ned Kahn.
  3. Tech Insider (2016) These mind-blowing installations make buildings ripple.

Added by: Pierre Dragicevic, sent by: Samuel Huron. Category: Passive physical visualization  Tags: embedded, facades, wind, wind sculpture, walkable