David Fisher Architect (Florence – Italy) is an Italian-Israeli architect based in Florence; he is known for designing the Dynamic Tower, a rotating skyscraper proposed for construction in Dubai (although the basic concept has precedents, especially the 2001 Suite Vollard in Brazil with independently rotating floors).
« Since the dawn of humanity man has seeked to exceed the limits of previous generations. The achievement of new limits in Architecture has been written in history as a reminder to new generations: humanity has to pursue virtue and knowledge. New limits and prospects are now opened: buildings are now able to change their shape and be part of environment. This is the era of Dynamic Architecture »
Here is the video presenting his Dynamic Tower, and some explanation by David Fisher himself about the birth of the idea and the science behind it. I have been delving a little further to know more about Fisher and the tower itself, and stumbled upon a surprisingly witty Wikipedia article questioning Fisher’s credentials and honesty… Not sure what/who to believe but nobody can contest that the video and project are impressive.
Dynamic space – The birth of the idea.
The idea was somehow part of my architectural beliefs following years of research on technology of construction, human and social aspects. « Architecture part of nature » is a concept that I always carried with me: Buildings that adjust to life, to our needs, to our moods. The inspiration, however, arrived at a precise moment in December 2004, when I was watching the view from the Olympic Tower in NYC, on 51st and 5th. I noticed that from a certain spot you could see the East River and the Hudson River, both sides of Manhattan… That is when I thought to myself: « Why don’t we rotate the entire floor? That way, everybody can see both the East River and the Hudson River, as well as Saint Patrick’s Cathedral! ».
That is how I got inspired to create the building that changes its shape continuously.
But it really all started during my childhood, when I used to watch every evening the sun set over the Mediterranean. (I like the guy, who could not like a Mediterranean aficionado?!) The huge red sun would slowly fall into the water, signalling that one day was over and another was about to begin. This aspect of motion and its relation to the dimension of time always intrigued me.
When I grew up and became an architect I understood that an architect should design buildings that adjust to life. They should adapt to our space, our functionalities and our needs that change continuously – and even to our sense of beauty, itself in continuous motion.
These are the first buildings to have a fourth dimension: Time. This is the new philosophy of dynamic buildings, adjusting to sunrise and sunset, to the wind and to the view – thus becoming part of nature. I call these buildings « Designed by Time, Shaped by Life ».
More on Dynamic Architecture, thanks Philou for sharing!
Etant moi même une inconsidérable fan d’Excel, et l’utilisant non seulement tous les jours mais quasiment toutes les heures, je reconnais que Tatsuo Horiuchi fait ici preuve d’une imagination débordante, sur un logiciel dont je pensais déjà exploiter un bonne majorité des capacités!
Adieu tableaux croisés dynamiques, listes triées, graphiques en batons et VBA, bonjour motifs japonais, fleurs traditionnelles et paysages de rêves!
A 73 ans, cela fait maintenant une décennie que Tatsuo Horiuchi à élu Excel comme outil de création; il s’est ainsi imposé comme artiste numérique « digital artist » et présente ses oeuvres à travers plusieurs expositions.
Vous pouvez aller sur son blog (qui est en japonais, donc on ouvre avec Chrome et on utilise le super plugin permettant de traduire la page en anglais, ce n’est pas trop mal traduit!) ou il y présente ses oeuvres et quelques techniques de réalisations!
Chapeau bas :)
Thanks to T.S.H for sharing!
Discovered randomely, « Guess The Logo » is a website that invites you to the test your logo-knowlegde of brands (web and non-web) and guess wich of the several versions is the right one. It is fun and you will be surprised by yourself!
Je veux absolument y aller !
L’hôtel Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort est situé aux Maldives et dispose de tout un espace sous l’eau…
Ci dessous une chambre donnant entièrement sur les lagons situés entre les îles de Rangali et Rangalifinolhu.
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