Ron Arad: Windwand
2000 | carbon fibre | Canary Riverside (exterior) | Art Map reference: A2
Windwand is as tall as some of the buildings that surround it, a 50-metre high needle made of red carbon fibre. It was designed to flex gently in the wind, subverting one’s expectations of what tall objects in this area should do.
Ron Arad came to London from Israel in 1973 to study at the Architectural Association and is now regarded as one of Britain’s most inventive designers, whose work crosses boundaries between art, design and architecture.