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WindNest: Pittsburgh, Powered by Art

The Land Art Generator Initiative is very pleased to announce that we are working towards the construction of WindNest (a design by Clare Olsen & Trevor Lee and a submission to the 2010 LAGI competition) for a site in Pittsburgh, … Continue reading

WATERBIRDS: re-thinking wind-power

John Macnab + Peter Wuensch and Rachel Caroline Derrah with Breakhouse Inc. + Jonathan Mckeever + Emanuel Jannasch + Sue Sirrs with Outside! Planning and Design Studio Designed for Site #1 in Dubai, adjacent to Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. … Continue reading

Solar-Powered Sun Lanterns Light Up The Night in Scottsdale

A new solar-powered public artwork is lighting up the night in Scottsdale, Arizona. Designed by Tempe-based artist Eli Richard, Sun Lanterns is a temporary exhibit comprised of 23 multicolor solar-powered lamps made with plexiglass and steel. Scottsdale Public Art commissioned … Continue reading

Rio Iluminado: Solar-powered arch wins LAGI Willimantic design competition

Rio Iluminado by Pirie Associates, Lindsay Suter, and Gar Waterman.   The winning team of the most recent LAGI design competition was presented with their award today at Connecticut Arts Day. The artwork, called Rio Iluminado, has won the design … Continue reading

Powering Places

Powering Places is the beautiful hardcover book that catalogs the LAGI 2016 design competition for Santa Monica. It is available at many bookstores, museums, and online at the usual outlets. Here is a good list. The book contains engaging essays … Continue reading

Something on which we can all agree: Solar power is great

The future of energy has arrived in Pennsylvania and we ought to push it forward. This is an op-ed article by the founding directors of LAGI. It was originally published in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on Sunday February 5, 2017. … Continue reading

Vestas Wind Turbine Tree

Vestas this week unveiled its 900kW four-rotor wind turbine concept being assembled in Roskilde, Denmark. It seems very much like the concept presented by NL Architects with One Architecture and Ton Matton in 2006. Michiel Van Raaij wrote about this … Continue reading

WindNest at the Living Product Expo

LAGI will be at the Living Product Expo September 17 & 18 (2015) at the Pittsburgh Convention Center. The LAGI founding co-directors will be speaking at the event from 5:45–6:00 pm on Thursday the 18th. The WindNest 1/4 scale prototype … Continue reading

GE ecoROTR Gives Interesting Aesthetic Shift to Wind Farms

In Tehachapi California a new experiment in wind power is being tested. GE is applying a large dome at the rotor hub of three-blade horizontal axis wind turbines. The 60 ft. diameter space frame attachment channels the wind to the … Continue reading


Windshape Submission to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Copenhagen design competition Artist Team: Manon Robert, Martin Le Carboulec, Marc Antoine Galup Artist Location: Seoul, South Korea Energy Technologies: piezoelectric fabric, rotating electromagnetic generators Wind speed is transformed into energy … Continue reading


Windbrator Submission to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Copenhagen design competition Artist Team: Chanin Sheeranangsu, Pattra Wongsantimeth Artist Location: Bangkok, Thailand Energy Technologies: piezoelectric ceramic discs Windbrator is a work of land art for the regenerative metropolis, providing electricity … Continue reading

Driven by the Wind, towards a green horizon

Driven by the Wind, towards a green horizon Submission to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Copenhagen design competition Artist Team: Guido Zeck, Ingrid Ackermans, Peter Twisk Artist Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands Energy Technologies: UGE VisionAIR3™ vertical axis wind turbines … Continue reading

Landscape of Power: Overlook Field School

This weekend we had the delightful opportunity to participate in the final show at the University of Oregon’s Overlook Field School, which is generously hosted at the Fuller Center for Productive Landscapes near Scranton, PA. The horse barn at the … Continue reading

Onshore Power

Onshore Power Submission to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Copenhagen design competition Artist Team: Han Bao, Feng Xu Artist Location: Melbourne, Australia Energy Technologies: wind-driven hydraulic cylinder generators It is the finest design that can change our lives, and … Continue reading

WindNest, Pittsburgh – A New Kind of Public Artwork

We are very pleased to announce that two of Pittsburgh’s preeminent foundations, Heinz Endowments* and the Hillman Foundation, along with the Horne Family Foundation, have awarded grants to support the schematic design and prototyping stage of the WindNest project (a … Continue reading

EWICON (Electrostatic Wind Energy Converter)

The School of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has demonstrated a working prototype of an entirely new type of wind energy generator—the EWICON. What is so interesting is that this wind energy … Continue reading

Art Wind Energy Unit (A.W.E.)

Art Wind Energy Unit (A.W.E.) Submission to the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative NYC design competition Artist Team: Ana Morcillo Pallares, Jonathan Rule Artist Location: Cieza (Murcia), Spain View Design Boards Artist Descriptive Text: The A.W.E. unit or Art Wind … Continue reading

Wine Energy, or…Wind Energy in the Vineyard

Wolt is an interesting and rather artful application of the Humdinger technology to an existing agricultural infrastructure. You can read more about it at the James Dyson Award website where it is listed as an entry along with additional renderings. … Continue reading


realities:united (realU) and UeBERSEE Description of POWERPLANTS from realU website: KINETIC LIGHT SCULPTURES AS A CATALYST FOR AND SYMBOL OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF A POST-INDUSTRIAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT AREA Powerplants is a land art project for the site of a former … Continue reading

Modular Wind Cube for Exterior Wall Applications

Wind Cube is a modular wind power system designed by Chen Liao-Hsun for household use. Designboom received the project via their ‘DIY submissions’ feature, where they welcome their readers to submit their own work for publication. The Wind Cube units, … Continue reading