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Windswept in San Francisco, California by Charles Sowers Studios

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Article source: Charles Sowers Studios

Windswept consists of 612 freely rotating wind direction indicators mounted parallel to the wall creating an architectural scale instrument for observing the complex interaction between wind and the building. The wind arrows serve as discrete data points indicating the direction of local flow within the larger phenomenon. Wind gusts, rippling and swirling through the sculpture, visually reveal the complex and ever-changing ways the wind interacts with the building and the environment.

Image Courtesy Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Charles Sowers Studios
  • Project: Windswept
  • Location: Randal Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA
  • Size: 35’ length / 20’ height
  • Client: San Francisco Arts Commission/Randall Museum
  • Contractor: Rocket Science
  • Engineer: Hom-Pisano Engineers
  • Project Completion: 11/19/2010
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Architectural metal wall panels: Provided by QC Facades Rainscreen Solutions, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Software used: Autocad and Autodesk Inventor

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Windmill Hill in Aylesbury, England by Stephen Marshall Architects

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Article source: Stephen Marshall Architects

Stephen Marshall Architects designs a new home for the Rothschild Foundation and the Waddesdon Archives at Windmill Hill in the heart of the Waddesdon Estate.

View of the Reading Room through the garden (Image Courtesy Richard Bryant)

  • Architects: Stephen Marshall Architects
  • Project: Windmill Hill
  • Location: Aylesbury, England
  • Photography: Richard Bryant
  • Software used: VectorWorks

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