Architect Axel de Stampa creates buildings as you've never seen them before. In a GIF series called Animated Architecture, de Stampa takes contemporary buildings--like MAD Architect's twisting skyscrapers in Mississauga, Canada; David Chipperfield's America's Cup Building in Valencia, Spain; and MVRDV's Mirador building in Madrid--and reconfigures them. He clones and rearranges certain aspects of the structure, creating buildings that appear to spin, twist, and pulse.
The series is the latest "spontaneous architecture" project in 1 Week 1 Project, an endeavor de Stampa created in 2013 with fellow Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville graduate Sylvain Macaux. The designers challenged themselves to create one new architectural project a week for a year, and are still posting, although they no longer stick to the once-a-week goal.
Animated Architecture inverts the typical way people experience a building, by moving around it. Here, instead, the building does the moving. The result is a playful exploration of what these buildings could be, whether it's the New Museum as a boxy, straight-edged skyscraper or Herzog & de Meuron's VitraHaus as a towering stack of identical pitched-roof houses.
[H/T: Visual News]