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Spiky Interactive Structures

Wendy by HWKN Improves its Environment Physically and Experientially

— February 13, 2012 — Art & Design
In architecture school, you're taught about how buildings create situations for various activities and experiences. Wendy by HWKN makes this point abundantly clear with its ability to breath life into its surroundings.

Robert May worked with Marc Kushner and Matthias Hollwich to design a structure with many talents and unique physical traits. Its most obvious aesthetic characteristic is its crystallized, many-spurred shape that has been constructed of blue nylon fabric over an elaborate geometric framework. This unconventionally clad edifice is then covered in a titania nanoparticle spray, boasting the ability to rid the urban air of pollutants equivalent to 260 fewer cars on New York City roads during the summer of 2012.

In addition, Wendy by HWKN will engage with its public by spitting mist, water, air and music to enliven the MoMA square.
Trend Themes
1. Interactive Architecture - The use of interactive structures in architecture can enhance the physical and experiential aspects of a building.
2. Pollution-reducing Innovations - Innovations like titania nanoparticle spray can help reduce urban air pollution and its associated health risks.
3. Interactive Urban Spaces - Engaging public spaces that incorporate elements like mist, water, air, and music can create unique and immersive experiences for visitors.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - The architecture industry can explore the use of interactive structures to create visually striking and environmentally beneficial buildings.
2. Environmental Technology - The environmental technology industry can capitalize on innovations like titania nanoparticle spray to develop pollution-reducing solutions.
3. Experiential Design - The experiential design industry can create interactive urban spaces that provide engaging and memorable experiences for the public.
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