Random architecture

Tuesday 31 Oct 2006

Michael Jantzen designs the Wind Shaped Pavilion

The design proposal for the Wind Shaped Pavilion was to create a large fabric structure that can be used as a public or private pavilion. As a lightweight fabric structure, the wind slowly and randomly rotates each of the six segments around a central open support frame. This continually alters the shapeof the pavilion, while at the same time generating electrical power for its nighttime illumination.The shape of the structure starts out as a relatively symmetrical form. Then the wind begins to alter that shape randomly, with only a slim chance of ever returning to its original symmetry. If the structures scale and the materials were to change, it could become an apartment complex,and or some other commercial building. In this case, the occupants could take control and rotate the segments to adjust to changing desires or needs, such as weather conditions, best views, etc. For more information on the Wind Shaped Pavilion and other amazing designs take a look on www.humanshelter.org.

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