C.1. B.2. Design Study Concept 1.0 .21Case Design Computation
NED KAHN FEATHER WALL
The Chain of Ether is a 25-foot tall by 110-foot long, wind-activated artwork that consists of square-shaped aluminium chainmall. The idea of hanigng panels of metallic fabric inspired us with its responsive manner to the changes in wind, due to its extremely lightweight as well as the connection method. This kinetic facade extends inside the building and covers a floor to ceiling wall, where it is animated by the ventilation of the building. In our design, the challenging part is, unlike this chain which installed on flat wall surface, our design needs the complex connection that fits onto the irregular geometrical form.
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