Museum’s Spinning Facade Reveals Wind Direction [Video]
Artist Charles Sowers created a wind-driven installation consisting of 612 freely-rotating directional arrows.
Artist Charles Sowers created a breeze-driven kinetic façade that cleverly displays the wind direction on the side of a museum's exterior wall. Consisting of 612 freely-rotating directional arrows, ‘Windswept' was commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission for permanent installation at the Randall Museum in San Francisco.
The wind direction indicators are mounted parallel to the wall creating a large-scale observational instrument that reveals the complex interactions between wind and the building. Wind gusts, rippling and swirling through the sculpture, visually reveal the complex and ever-changing ways the wind interacts with the environment.