The best modern architecture has a playful quality, and often seems to have a life of its own. But what if these buildings really could move around, or dissassemble and reassemble? Or turn into Tetris blocks? A wild series of animated GIFs makes this happen.
We've seen buildings that rotate and have optical illusions on their facades. But now, Architecture Animée, a series from Axel de Stampa, shows us what happens when contemporary buildings literally come alive.
New Museum, New York City, designed by the Tokyo-based Sejima + Nishizawa/SANAA and the New York-based Gensler, 2007
Emerson College Hollywood Center, Los Angeles, California, designed by Thom Mayne from Morphosis Architects, 2014
The GIFs are from 1Week1Project, except when noted otherwise.