Wind Wall

Wind Wall is basically a flexible wall that captures the outside wind intensity and translates this to a warm dynamic airflow. While capturing the wind, the wall will stretch according to the pressure applied by the wind. This way the user knows what’s going on outside but doesn’t experience the wind in an unpleasant way. The dynamic weather is becoming more present inside in a pleasant way. This makes it one of the first ambient heating systems.

Wellington, New Zealand
November 2014

How it works

Wind Wall is a modular system that can fit any wall. Just decide how many units are needed for the wall and which orientation would fit the wall best. Every module measures its own wind intensity trough stretch sensors hidden in the four legs. According to these measurements it will drive a heating element and a fan that create a comfortable breeze that is similar to the outside wind. Because the wind is generated by a fan the airflow can be regulated to make the experience less or more intense. The modules alone are not wind tight; this is why there is a membrane attached to the outside of the wall. This is a flexible membrane that lets air trough at the air intake points of the modules.

Wind Wall is the result of combining New Zealand made stretch sense technology by Stretch Sense, Dyson’s design vision and the windy city: Wellington, New Zealand. Wind is very unpredictable and has beautiful qualities. However it is not very pleasant and that’s why people don’t seem to enjoy it very much. It’s not something you can experience by looking trough a window. Wind Wall is the way to always know what’s going on outside without any downsides.