London based Architecture firm Tonkin Liu creates some pretty interesting things. I'm really liking the future flower– a giant metal wind- powered flower that lights up!
Future Flower is a 14 meter high, wind powered metallic flower and was designed as part of an environmental and public art program for the banks of River Mersey in
Widnes, Cheshire, UK. Around 120 steel petals are fixed onto the steel structure frame of the flower, while a central stalk with branches holds 60 low voltage LED lights.
They also designed the singing ringing tree. The tree is constructed of stacked pipes of varying lengths. As the wind passes different length pipes in different layers, the tree sings different chords. Each time you sit under the shelter of the tree you will hear a different song. You can listen to the singing ringing tree on www.youtube.com