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Rotational Model 


Although we live in a Dynamic Universe filled with movement, the design methodology that has been given to Architecture is clearly static: buildings look the same all the time. As  an  approach  to  “Dynamic  Architecture”,  the  design  of  a  building  with  a  changing geometry is examined in an attempt to explore factors that affect the design of this type of building.  The proposed building is 200 m in height and follows the shape of a “T”, it has a  movable  structure  on  its  top  that  can  rotate  360  degrees.  Because  of  the  changing geometry  of  the  building  due  to  the  rotation  of  the  upper  part,  two  assumptions  can  be made  in  the  structural  analysis:  a.  that  the  changing  geometry  drastically  changes  the dynamic behavior of the building, or b. that this changing geometry doesn’t affect at all the  dynamic  behavior.  Since  the  movement  will  be  slow,  the  structural  analysis  can  be quasi-static.  The  cantilevered  structure  acts  as  a  concentrated  mass  on  the  top  of  the building which is an important factor to consider against seismic loads. The design of the connection of the movable structure to the building is a critical aspect so it can move but at the same time be fixed to the building.  A correct assumption of the modeling of this connection is critical in the structural analysis.




Devendra Ashokbhai Solanki, Nishant Chauhan,

Tejas Kamleshkumar Parekh


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