Future Folk

Goldsmiths Design 2011 Show

  • The shape of wind

The shape of wind

Jeremy Brown

The west side of Jeju is a large tourist destination with sandy beaches, museums, cafes and many other attractions. However, the east side of the island is vastly desolate and uninhabited. This is due to gale force winds coming from the Japanese sea.

'The Shape of the Wind' is a study for the design of public and private buildings, spaces, modes of transport and objects in areas that right now are too hostile to inhabit as they are dominated by strong winds.

Instead of seeing wind as a hindrance, my windy city explores the potential of the wind as an energy and movement generator for the design of not only sustainable communities, but also to produce a city in 'constant movement'.