Ned Kahn - Kinetic Veil at UCM - Clayco

Ned Kahn – Kinetic Veil at UCM

Sculptor Ned Kahn again lent his expertise to Clayco and The University of Chicago Medical Center Center. Panels of “kinetic-art” wind veils respond to wind currents and activate large wall surfaces, further enhancing the textural quality of the building skin. This approach allows the building’s significant mass to respond to the grander campus scale while also engaging the pedestrian community of students, residents, medical staff, and patients.

The primary structure of the garage is articulated and organized to express a hierarchy of scale between the mass of the building’s structural system with a secondary scaling element of an infill texture of staggered pattern of metal-framed, translucent glass and open panels with the Kinetic Veil in between. This approach allows the building’s significant mass to respond to the grander campus scale while also engaging the pedestrian community of students, residents, medical staff, and patients.