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Wave Wall

Wind Wall is a 32’ high and 85’ long wall of wind-activated pendulums covering the entire front façade of LIGO’s Science Education Center. Each pendulum is magnetically coupled with its neighbor so that the whole wall reveals beautiful fluid-like motions as energy is transferred from one pendulum to the next.

Block Architectes, Proxinnov, Regional platform for innovation, La Roche-sur-Yon, Loire, France

You're not hallucinating. "Bus Home," the above sculpture, serves a main transit hub in Ventura, Calif. It's creator, renowned sculptor Dennis Oppenheim, described his work as depicting the "metamorphosis of a bus becoming a house" through a looping corksrew. With grant money for public arts, the city aimed for a design that would enliven the transit experience. "This is Southern California, where everyone is in their cars," said Denise Sindelar, the city's community partnerships…