Ned Kahn Wind Pattern : Assignment 02 – Animated Facade

The brief for second assignment of computation design studio is to create a dynamic animation mimicking a responsive façade system. Ned Kahn designed façade named “Articulated Cloud” in Pittsburgh is the reference for this exercise, where the force of wind deforms the façade to create wave like patterns.

// Reference Façade




// Façade Animation


// Rhino + Grasshopper Script

// Step 1 : Building extents



// Step 2 : Support structure for Façade


// Step 3 : Create panels with rectangular array command

// Step 4 : Panel deform under wind force simulated with moving curves.




Studio SO.3 faculty :Rodrigo Aguirre and Aldo Sollazzo.

Wind Pattern is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

developed at MAA1 in 2017-2018 by:

Student: Aman Jain