hundreds of mechanical flowers bloom in motion forming a kinetic installation in taipei

hundreds of mechanical flowers bloom in motion forming a kinetic installation in taipei

Cyclonic Bloom kinetic light installation by WHYIXD

 

Art installation design team WHYIXD suspends 177 moving mechanical flowers inside the ‘Maker Building’ in Taipei for Cooler Master’s 30th Anniversary. The kinetic light installation hangs in the building’s 7-meter-high atrium shaping a flowy wave formation of steel flower-like illuminating spots. The ‘Cyclonic Bloom’ structure draws from the company’s logo and design language, while the flowers reference the movement and look of a CPU cooler fan, the symbol of the brand. The metallic textures designed as organic plants respond to the architectural style of the ‘Maker Building’ which combines geometry, organic nature and light art. The installation displays an ongoing motion according to the flowers’ blooming movements, as well as the people’s interaction with the light art piece.

hundreds of mechanical flowers bloom in motion forming a kinetic installation in taipei
the installation is suspended in the building’s 7-meter-high atrium | all images by YHLAA

 

 

the CPU cooling fan transforms into a blooming flower

 

Taipei-based design group WHYIXD develops their ‘Digital Landscaping’ artistic aesthetic with a combination of the rationality of ‘technology’ and the sensitivity of ‘art’ to transform the CPU cooling fan, a well-known product of Cooler Master, as a symbol to deepen the brand’s spirit of technology craftsmanship, makers community, and innovative transformation, embodied in an ever-changing, constantly recurring art installation. Following the company’s focus on forming a ‘cultural community’, the team aims for an installation that will serve as a symbol of ‘creation’ and ‘renewal’ illustrating a motion of freedom and flow. ‘The 177 mechanical flowers suspending from the ceiling have different forms according to people’s participation and collective creation’, comments the team, ‘nature and humans break through the limit of time and space developing a huge and ever-growing organism’.

hundreds of mechanical flowers bloom in motion forming a kinetic installation in taipei
the suspended flowers form a flowy wave in the atrium of the building

 

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hundreds of mechanical flowers bloom in motion forming a kinetic installation in taipei
detail of the light spot flower shows the mechanics of its steel parts

hundreds of mechanical flowers bloom in motion forming a kinetic installation in taipei
the mechanical flowers open up and close resembling the shape of a cooling fan

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seen from a low angle, the installation shapes a spiral curve

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the kinetic light installation suspends from the ceiling while reflecting its whole form on the mirror

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the flowers bloom at different moments creating an ongoing flowing movement

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night view detail of installation when lit up

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project info:

 

name: Cyclonic Bloom
designer: WHYIXD | @whyixd

photography: YHLAA

film production: Liu Che Chun

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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