What are Kinetic Facades in Architecture?
10 days ago - By Arch Daily
Illuminated facade of Galleria Centercity. Image © UNStudio. Photographed by Kim Jong-Kwan
For most of the history of architecture, interesting facades were achieved through materiality or ornamentation. From the elaborately painted friezes of the Parthenon to the glass exteriors of modern skyscrapers, architecture was primarily static, only ‘changing' as the environment would change and affect the material of the façade in differing ways, be it rain, light, rust, etc.
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