by Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Thursday 18 October 2012

Taiwanese architect Huang Qian Zhi, or Arthur Huang as he is sometimes known, has created the Nike Feather Pavilion in Beijing. It’s an installation which is housed in a restored 7,000 gallon oil drum that encompasses the ideas behind Nike’s Flyknit technology – both literally and figuratively.

The roof of the pavilion moves due to kinetic energy as you enter, while sound, light and video make their way out of the walls, Performance, lightness, formfitting, and sustainability – Flyknit technology and the Feather Pavilion in four words.