Haven creates an analog soundscape by harvesting the wind. The goal was to create a personal space for relaxation while protecting the user from the wind.

Haven consists of arm sleeves that collect air flow through pipes of varying lengths and materials, and a head piece that acts as an analog speaker. The wind is funneled through tubes that connect the arm sleeves to the head piece. The sounds are naturally amplified by the pipes and exit through the tunnels in the head piece and into the ears.


This was a project part of the Performative Design module at CIID. Thanks to David Gauthier and Di Mainstone for their assistance in this project. Project by Andrew SpitzKat Zorina and Kenneth Aleksander Robertsen.  


5 Responses to “Haven – Harnessing the Sound of Wind {+ instrument}”  

  1. 1 Katrina

    Looks like something Imogen Heap would use. Or perhaps something found on the playa at Burning Man. 🙂

  2. 2 Andrew Spitz

    haha, maybe 🙂

  3. 3 Dale

    Awesome idea and if scaled down and less bulky could be something that Tai Chi practitioners could use. Very low tech and proves that not everything needs to a circuit board or micro controller…

  4. 4 brendon bussy

    Weird – I’ve been making similar devices – adaptions of safety earmuffs as tuneable helmhotz resonators for your ears. Realised recently that they work nicely out of doors in the wind as well….

  5. 5 Andrew Spitz

    Hey Brendon,

    Would love to see those, have you got some videos/links floating about?

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