This wall breathes with the wind – Cape Town needs one!

We all know Cape Town has a love hate relationship with the wind, it’s been a major annoyance to most of us for as long as we can remember. Enter the kinetic wall, made with 250,000 aluminium panels that are sensitive to wind currents, its 53,819-square-feet surface (5,000 square meters) looks like a vertical lake. Watching it in motion is a truly awesome and I think something like this in Cape Town on the scale spoken of above would be truly awesome.


The video above is from a smaller previous project. The wall in the image is being made by Urban Art Projects and artist Ned Kahn for the Brisbane Airport. It will completed next to the new domestic terminal short-term parking building in 2011. [Archdaily]