Ned Khan: moving architecture…

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22/08/2011 by Sarah Ritchie

Excuse me if I sound excited, but I haven’t seen anything like this before…! I have seen moving images projected onto a building, but I have not seen a building itself move…intentionally…for the sake of art.

The Urban Arts Project, Hassle Architecture and the Brisbane Airport – in conjunction with the artist  himself, Ned Kahn – are combining to bring Ned’s unique “kinetic facade” work to the side of Brisbane Airport’s new 8-storey domestic terminal carpark in late 2011.

Check out the video to better understand what a kinetic facade is and to see more of Ned Kahn’s international works. In a nutshell, the artwork at Brisbane Airport will be 5000 sq metres, have 250,000 suspended aluminium panels and will look like waves rippling through the panels whenever the wind blows. It is going to look fabulous!

Also, if you are interested, I would recommend reading Ned’s biography (on his website). His creative work extends far wider than producing “kinetic facades”. Ned has re-created various “forces of nature” inside of buildings (including tornados and the setting sun). I wonder if he will ever bring his work to New Zealand? Would starting a Facebook petition help?!




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