Wind Element: Living Innovation Zone SF
by Shawn Lani • September 17, 2013
The Outdoor Studio has done some large installations over the years, one of our favorite was a magnetically coupled kinetic facade of a museum in Livingston, Louisiana, called L.I.G.O. (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory….no way to explain it here, but you can learn more about it here).Given the structure of our wrap around enclosure for Market Street, we’ve been working on extending the parabolic curve of the walls upwards with counterbalanced pendulums driven by the wind and coupled to each other with small magnets. It’s hard to describe the complex motions this thing creates, we’ll post a video of it here as well.