Wind Blows-Water Flows
Installed on the rooftop of Life Hub @ Yuhang, Hanzhou, “Wind Blows, Water Falls” is a mechanical kinetic sculpture which features a variety of intriguing components. The wall, 36 meters by 4.8 meters in size, consists of 174 small windmills, 186 lights, 7 waterwheels, 17 controllable hydro valves, 12 shishi odoshi, pipes, and a pond. Through the use of hydro valves, we can control the flow of water, which then powers the various components. Rhythms are then created by the rotating windmills and the shishi odoshi. Additionaly, each windmill has a precise placement within the sculpture that accounts for wind strength and direction. At night the sculpture is illuminated with controllable indirect lighting.
Conceptually, this artwork uses natural water and wind power to activate the whole mechanism, to produce intriguing rhythms and to evoke the good omen of “wind rising and water ascending” in traditional culture.
CEO ｜Huang Wen-Hao
Technical Director｜Lin Wei-Yuan
Artistic Director｜Wang Chung-Kun
Project Manager｜Chang Yung-Cheng
Senior Engineer ｜Shih Ruey-Ning
Material Manager｜Lin Pei-Chen
Lifehub @ Hangzhou