Dynamic Architecture (Dubai)

Faraz Siddiqui's picture
Dynamic Architecture (Dubai)

Set to be constructed - of course - in Dubai, this skyscraper designed by architect David Fisher rotates by wind power. But not as a whole - this building rotates by individual floor, creating what Fisher calls ‘dynamic architecture’.

Dynamic Architecture buildings keep modifying their shape. As each floor rotates separately, the form of the building changes constantly; you may not see the same building twice.

Dynamic architecture marks a new era in architecture. This new approach, based on motion dynamics, is in fact a challenge to traditional architecture that until now was based on gravity.

Dynamic Architecture buildings will become the symbol of a new philosophy that will change the look of our cities and the concept of living. From now on, buildings will have a fourth new dimension TIME. Buildings will not be confined to rigid shapes; construction will have a new approach and flexibility. Cities will change faster than we ever imagined.

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Faraz Siddiqui


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Rohit's picture
Member since:
21 February 2008

This building is totally "self-sufficient" in terms of power (electricity).

There are 48 turbines in the building and each turbine produces 0.3 megawatt of electricity (a vertical windmill produces 1-1.5 megawatt of electricity).
Now that Dubai gets 4000 wind hous in a year, this building is capable of producing 1,200,000 kilowatt-hour of energy. As estimated, annual power consumption of a family is 24,000 kilowatt-hour, each turbine can supply energy for 50 families.
Hence, power generated by 4 turbines is enough to provide the electricity required by occupants of the building, the rest power can be used for lighting the surrounding urban area.


So, "this building not just powers itself but also powers its surroundings."

shadow's picture
Member since:
28 March 2008

This budiling looks like an alien space-rocket ready to make its journey.

Hope we don't see Osama's plane hitting this building.