For behind the scenes pictures, stories and special contests, follow us on Facebook!
Subscribe:

Technorama Science Center Facade Educates About Wind Currents And Turbulence

Technorama Science Center (Images courtesy YouTube)
By Andrew Liszewski

I love me a good science center, but I particularly like it when the actual building manages to educate as much as the exhibits inside do. Case in point, the The Swiss Technorama Science Center in Winterthur, Switzerland. Way back in 2002 they hired Ned Kahn to design a unique facade for the building which consisted of thousands of small aluminum panels that move with the air currents revealing the patterns of turbulence in the winds. Obviously the still shots don’t do it justice, so if you have a few minutes I highly recommend checking out the video below to see it in action, it’s quite hypnotic.

[ YouTube - Technorama Facade ] VIA [ swissmiss ]







.
  • CortJstr

    There's a building in Arlington, VA with a very similar piece. It's not the entire facade, though. Just two large panels facing the street.

  • salman22

    This is a TEST Comment
    Salman Khan
    Salman Khan
    http://www.google.com/

  • TrishaG

    is it me or is this a large version of the 1980's sparklets truck?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTiEK5eHUg4

  • mcman

    Great! Cool! Snazzy! Hypnotic! I'm hungry! Transcendental! Wondrous! Woodchucks do chuck wood! Terrific! Spectacular! Windy! Shiny!

    Now, how about figuring out a way to draw power from it?

  • mcman

    Great! Cool! Snazzy! Hypnotic! I'm hungry! Transcendental! Wondrous! Woodchucks do chuck wood! Terrific! Spectacular! Windy! Shiny!

    Now, how about figuring out a way to draw power from it?