In “The Architecture of Happiness” Alain de Botton describes how a building should include elements or details that make you happy, usually involving the opportunity for some “wow” factor. Kinetic architecture adds a new dimension to the built environment, in line with an increasing trend towards moving structures. It’s a new route for architects to take – no longer do buildings have to be rigid and static
Stereo-kinetic is an articulated façade which changes dynamically, made up of freely-moving stainless steel sheets suspended from open mesh grating panels. It creates a strong aesthetic as gusts of wind and passing traffic cause the metal rectangles to ripple in an ever-changing display, a playful rhythm of reflected light.
The system has been uniquely developed using specially designed components to provide a smooth bearing surface and to secure the stainless steel tiles.
The kinetic artwork can be installed as a continuous facade or designed in a pattern which can allow the passage of natural daylight to an underlying window opening.