Wind to Light

by Andy Polaine on June 9, 2007

Wind To Light installation

A few of you may have already have seen the tiny LED wind turbines recently. Putting lots of them into action onedotzero and riba london have commissioned a project called wind to light from jason bruges studio. The project will be unveilled next friday for Architecture Week 2007. From onedotzero (and keeping their penchant for lowercase letters):

this experimental site-specific installation illustrates alternative, sustainable ways of harnessing energy that will explore the power of the wind in the city, visualising it as an ephemeral cloud of light.

wind around the southbank will generate the power, creating a unique and thought-provoking light art piece that will delight all ages.

It reminds me a lot of the White Noise/White Light installation by MIT’s J. Meejin Yoon a few years back. Both make a visualisation of wind through light’s on the top of flexible poles. But it’s nice to see the Bruges one generating it’s own power.

Go check out the progress on the Wind To Light (sorry, that should be: wind to light) blog. The presentation will be on 21 June: 19:00hrs: riba london, 66 portland place, london, w1b 1ad.

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