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
The residential structure’s design was a result of site limitations. The site had dimensions in length but not in width.
The world-renowned Wimbledon Stadium in England is designed with a retractable roof.
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.
The facade of the building has a shell construction of aluminium posts and transoms with protruding bridges, and an EIFS-facade white plaster.
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:
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.