windcuts windcuts
apr 25, 2010


five day wind model image: miska knapek

windcuts is a series of experimental project by designer miska knapek that transforms weather data into physical objects. the series transforms data measured by a wind sensor into a three-dimensional form that is then made physical through a CNC milling machine. the wind sensor measures direction, velocity and temperature of wind patterns. through digital modeling, the form is generated using this data. β€˜the direction of the line is the wind’s direction. the width and speed of movement is the wind speed. and the height is the temperature.’ knapek has produced a few models based on the data including one made using 5 days of wind data and one measured over a single day.

five day wind model image: miska knapek

five day wind model image: miska knapek

five day wind model image: miska knapek

cutting the five day wind model image: miska knapek

one day wind model image: miska knapek

one day wind model image: miska knapek

one day wind model image: miska knapek

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  • A another conceptueal art remake vomit project… everything will be turn into data to give this new abstraction art absolutely empty of sens or aesthetic potentiel.

    Return design chair… the only path of design

    force to be nostalgic of real aesthetic says:
  • thanks for the compliments, I’m actually from the graphic information / visualisation field. I made the project because I wanted to see how the wind actually moves. you can read the data values out of the wood.

    sometimes temperamental, sometimes calm, entirely living movements. watching wind move is entirely mesmerising.

    miska knapek says:
  • Good sport Miska! and nice project…. as wind shows, there are many mesmerizing paths for designers to follow… let’s set sails to catch the winds of visualization… Congrats!

    countcero says:
  • Lovely forms! I think it is a representation of true “patterns” of Nature.

    Tod Babick says:
  • These are lovely. Hang in there, Miska.

    aloub says:
  • I almost agree with @force but without so much of the antagonism or the conclusion. Data and data visualization has played a big part in both art & design over the past few years. Have other projects been done that are very similar to this in both look and purpose? Absolutely. Does that mean it doesn’t have aesthetic value? Certainly not. Lastly, an object that physically represents very specific data is not, in my opinion, an abstraction, regardless of whether the form of that object is visually associative with our notions of abstraction.

    jk says:
  • thanks all, kind comments πŸ™‚
    much inspired to keep going πŸ™‚

    miska knapek says:

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