These façades change continuously; each day, each hour shows a new “face” – the façade is turning into a dynamic sculpture.
This awesome blooming flower building is not only a building to observe. It actually has 2 elevators running on spiral rails and lifts you up from the ground floor to the cafeteria. The cafeteria is located 135 meters above the ground providing you an excellent view of Dubai and the surrounding park.
The displacement of the turning boxes leads the building to become open or closed depending on the changing of the season or functional scenarios.
The turning boxes which inside them are the breakfast area and offices can pivot with a touch of a button. If a owner or a guest deside to change the atmosphere of the building can only push a simple button and vualla! The building has totally changed. Thw boxes can turn 90 degrees to face inward or outward.
In summertime the boxes are changing automatically and they are turning outward. By that the interior of the building has totally changed. Now the interior provides large terraces and plenty of light. Whereas during winter time the boxes are turning inward. Now the terraces has dissapeared providing a minimal openning and light. But don’t worry about the light. The building still has light in the winter time as it captures the sunlight throughout the space of the central void.
And what about the basements? Do they have light? The architects thought even about that. They put a glass fountain whose mirrored sculptures reflect the water’s radiance throughout the space and the light expands everywhere.
Brilliant Idea! Isn’t it???
Brilliant Idea! Isn’t it???
This building is a sport campus and it is located in a house district in Utrecht.
The whole campus is seperated into 4 wings that extend to the outer edges of its site. Around the campus is a central volume which contains a shared library, a cultural center and a cafe. The central area is built with steel and concrete. The sport campus contains different facilities such as climbing wall, running track and basketball courts.
The load bearing walls of the 4 wings of the classrooms, the sports area’s of the upper stories are wrapped in glazing and allows a view into and through it from the walkways that encircle it.
This transparency pervades the whole building and plays a part in an informal communication and interaction between educators and students.
This unique building looks like a giant game of Tetris. The 3D cubes at the exterior provides the building a very nice effect. The name of the building is The Building C, as it is the 3rd building of the DNB Nor Complex in Bjorvika, Oslo. It’s one of the Barcode Projects of Dark Arkitekter.
It has within a surface of 12.000 m2 fifteen floors which both include offices and public services.
The two last floors contain a bar and a public restaurant with a 360 degree panoramic view on the roof terrace.
It’ s one of the most remarkable building in Oslo.
The whole exterior facade is consisting of 20 tree-like panels. Each floor’s façade is covered by 4 of the panels which complete each other two by two, all installed on two rails which can be moved manually all along the rails horizontally, providing infinite choices to the resident who can control the panels from inside.
The moving panels provides different light and shade shape in the interior…
What a great effect!
Image 20 of 20 from gallery of Danial / Reza Sayadian and Sara Kalantary. Courtesy of Reza Sayadian and Sara Kalantary
This is not only a wellness centre…
This bold design becomes an iconic point for the city due to its complex geometry. It even has a waterfall flowing into the lower level basement parking.
The water body is used to regulate the internal microclimate of the round-about cooling the air generated by the cross ventilation.
As I said in the beginning this in not only a wellness centre. It also includes a Medical Check-Up Clinic, Wellness Apartments, 10 Waterfront Villas, Hotel Apartment and Residential Apartments.