Kinetic wall for the Pittsburgh Childrens Museum
Architect: Koning-Eizenberg Architecture
Artist: Ned Kahn
Custom Façade Made of Flapping Elements
This project was a challenge of the type which EXTECH® likes. The vision of the artist called for a multitude of small elements capable of flapping on a windy day. EXTECH® designed a system which would accomplish this goal. We used over 39,000 flappers made of a special acrylic resin and with Teflon bushings. They were fitted onto 1/2" diameter stainless steel rods.
That assembly was fastened to an aluminum space frame system, which was also furnished by EXTECH®. In fact, EXTECH® was involved in the design, fabrication and installation of this award-winning project.
On a windy day, it provides a dynamic façade.
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