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.

Architects Design Award-Winning Entertainment Venue With Dynamic Diamond Shape

Cox Howlett, Bailey Woodland, Cox Architecture, Roberts Gardiner, Albany Entertainment Center, Australia, Photography Alison Paine
Cox Architecture describes the Albany Entertainment Center as a “waterside sculpture reflecting the crystalline molecular structures of the earth.” The facade is shaped with the complex geometry of a diamond, reflecting both natural light and the nearby waterway. The building provides the community an entertainment venue with performance and convention space.

New York Residential Facade Pays Homage To Historic Architectural Design

Lantern House, Heatherwick Studio, New York, Dezeen
Heatherwick Studio was commissioned to design a residential building in Chelsea, Manhattan in New York City. Within a highly competitive architectural market, the architects were tasked with designing a building that stood out. The architects describe, “In contrast to new glass apartment blocks that have sprung up along High Line, we wanted to create a new type of residence: one that was reminiscent of the area’s existing historical building, design and built for permanency.”

Architects Add To NYC Skyline With High Performance Terracotta Skyscraper

One Vanderbilt, New York Skyscraper, KPF, Paul Clemence, ARCHI-PHOTO, DesignBoom
The One Vanderbilt building in New York sits within the prominence of greatness, matching the skyline of the Empire State and Chrysler buildings. Towering over 1,000 feet, the office building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) and is located just next to the Grand Central Terminal. In an article the DesignBoom, author Philip Stevens describes the facades as, “four interlocking and tapering planes that spiral towards the sky.”