Thursday, April 26, 2018

Paternoster Vents 2002

Paternoster Vents, also known as Angel's Wings, is a stainless steel installation by Thomas Heatherwick in Paternoster Square, London that illustrates design working effectively with function. The sculptures are fabricated from dozens of identical stainless steel isosceles triangles, welded and finished with glass bead blasting. They act as ventilation shafts for an electricity substation in the basement underneath.

The original plan called for an unsightly large block adjacent to the offices, essentially filling the space and turning an open square into an alley.

Via IanVisits

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