Face of the Wind in Architecture (23 Mar)

Image from "Depicting the Face of the Wind appearing in architectural ornament," Haseeb Ahmed, 2015-2019. Detail: Campano Tre Ponti, Venice, Italy. February 5, 2017

The face of the wind appears in architectural ornament around the world, particularly on facades. Buildings are constantly being eroded by the wind. By placing the face of the wind on them they may be able to ward of this effect, like a talisman or thee evil eye.

Haseeb Ahmed, Wind Egg,  PhD dissertation, 2018.

Contributed by: Haseeb Ahmed