Dynamic Architecture: Adaptable, Responsive, Energy Efficient Designs

Uber Headquarters, San Francisco, SHoP Architects, Akzo Nobel, Interpon, Lumiflon, Jason O Rear Photography_1
Dynamic architectural buildings are adaptable, responding to their given environments to produce maximum efficiency. These contemporary facades serve more than their functional purpose, they are reactive, highly sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing. The movement of dynamic facades coincides with energy efficiency, allowing architects to create consciously modern designs.

Architects Design Uber Headquarters In California With Movable Glass Panel Façade

Uber Headquarters, San Francisco, SHoP Architects, Akzo Nobel, Interpon, Lumiflon, Jason O Rear Photography_1
The glass windows of the Uber headquarters in San Francisco are movable, allowing air in and out of the massive façade. In addition, the accordion-style façade regulates the building’s temperature, maintaining an influx of fresh air through the interior. Designed by SHoP Architects, the headquarters features two buildings connected with sky bridges that make up the 423,000 square-foot design.

Modern Office Complex In Culver City Features Operable Perforated Façade

Brick and the Machine, Culver City, Abramson Architects, Pure Freeform, LUMIFLON USA, Sean Costello Photography
The Brick and the Machine is a two-building complex in downtown Culver City. The distinction between the buildings, the Brick, and the Machine, was a purposeful design by Abramson Architects. The Brick, named for its traditional brick facade, complements historic architecture. In contrast, the Machine is an “operable, experiential façade” that features colorful shifting screens.

Columbus Metropolitan Library Branch Renovation Features Multi-Material Sustainable Facade

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Karl Road Branch, Moody Nolan, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon USA, Photography Cory Klein
The Columbus Metropolitan Library’s new Karl Road Branch location is a two-level 40,000 square-foot public-use center. The library’s massive renovation is part of a two-phase project to renovate or rebuild all CML locations. Part of Phase II, the Karl Road Branch location was built in 1988 and remained one of the most heavily used library locations.

NBBJ Designs Facebook Spring District In Washington With Sustainable Design

Facebook Spring District, Seattle, NBBJ, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon, Photography Benjamin Benschneider
Facebook's Spring District development is its most significant presence outside its Menlo Park, California, headquarters. The Seattle location houses 7,000 employees in a state-of-the-art facility worthy of the social media empire. In addition, the over one million square foot development features one particular property, a 400,000 square foot building formerly the REI Co-op headquarters.