5 Examples of Dynamic Modern Architecture and Their Strategies

Dynamism is when an object is full of energy and zest, and it is the best way to describe dynamic architecture. Buildings seem to have to come to life with their constantly changing form, over time. 

Dynamic architecture, as a style or method of architecture, was developed to evolve with the times and act as a solution for climate change and sustainability. It either involves movable parts, like facade panels, or the entire building moves. The movement is pre-designed and calibrated to perform a certain function. 

Dynamic architecture can be better understood through revolutionary examples

  1. Sharifi’s House in Tehran
  2. Wimbledon Central Stadium 
  3. Prada Transformer, Seoul, Korea
  4. Kiefer Technic Showroom, Austria
  5. Villa Girasole, Verona

1. Sharifi’s House in Tehran

The residential structure’s design was a result of site limitations. The site had dimensions in length but not in width.

  • The designers presented the solution of distributing the spaces across 3 levels.
  • With a total of 7 levels, the house has cuboidal volumes that rotate horizontally. This results in the house appearing open or close, giving it a changing introverted-extroverted character.
Sharifi’s House in Tehran
Sharifi’s House in Tehran

2. Wimbledon Central Stadium 

The world-renowned Wimbledon Stadium in England is designed with a retractable roof.

  • The outdoor stadium faced rain as a problem, interrupting games and resulting them in being postponed.
  • Thus, the stadium was renovated and retrofitted with a retractable roof made out of TENARA fabric, that sheltered from rain and permitted light into the stadium.
Wimbledon Central Stadium
Wimbledon Central Stadium

3. Prada Transformer, Seoul, Korea

Built as a temporary structure in 2009, the Prada Transformer was designed by Rem Koolhaas. The structure was designed to resemble a tetrahedron, thereby, any one of the pavilion sides could act as a floor.

Prada Transformer, Seoul, Korea
Prada Transformer, Seoul, Korea

4. Kiefer Technic Showroom, Austria

The facade of the building has a shell construction of aluminium posts and transoms with protruding bridges, and an EIFS-facade white plaster.

  • This structure acts as a sunscreen, that opens and shuts as per the sun path.
  • Thus, the building takes on a new form and a new facade as the day progresses.
Kiefer Technic Showroom, Austria
Kiefer Technic Showroom, Austria

5. Villa Girasole, Verona

The villa, constructed in 1929,  is a rotational house that rotates throughout the day based on the sun’s path. The structure resembles a watch, with the two pavements acting as the watch hands, and the circular base as the dial.

The building is of two parts: 

  • 44 meters diameter circular base 
  • a rotational block with two pavements on the L-shape at their superior part
Villa Girasole, Verona
Villa Girasole, Verona

From the above examples, it can be seen that just by adding a few movable parts to the building facade, there is life given to the building. The building evolves and changes with time the way all living beings do, and this brings character to it.

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