Researchers are concerned with the design of
geometry of motion. We aim at proving the applicability of kinematic
methods into the design process of the adaptable space organizations
through the kinetic building parts. In order to achieve our aim, a new
type of design approach must be derived with an interdisciplinary study
between architecture, civil engineering and mechanical engineering.
building parts are exceptional to the architectural field where objects
are conventionally static, use of them is often singular and responsive
spatial adaptability is relatively unexplored. Our intuition accepts
buildings stationary. In the static perfection of the modernist
architecture, structure seems to have no response but to stand mute.
Architecture stands at the threshold of a new evolution. Charles Darwin
has suggested that the problem of survival always depends upon the
capability of an object to adapt in a changing environment. This theory
holds true for architecture.
Architectural applications in responsive kinetic architecture arise from
issues of spatial efficiency and adaptability. An adaptable space
flexibly responds to the requirements of any human activity.
Adaptability may range from multi-use interior re-organization to
complete structure transformability. Kinetic function in building parts
provides that the objects in the built environment are physically
present only when they are necessary, and disappear or transform when
not needed. This is to suggest that a new aesthetic, a new concept of
form, is inherent in responsive architecture.
Keywords: Kinetic architecture, deployable structures, retractable
structures, origami, adaptability, mechanisms.