Flying Dutchmen: Motion in Architecture

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Since Vitruvius described in his famous work not only fixed buildings but also mobile objects and constructions, the possibility of incorporating change and motion into architecture has continued to fascinate architects. Yet it is only since radically new materials and IT media have been developed that the dream has become reality. "Flying Dutchmen" shows the way a selection of innovative Dutch architects have incorporated the issue of movement in their buildings. The examples are drawn by OMA/Rem Koolhaas, NOX ...

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Overview

Since Vitruvius described in his famous work not only fixed buildings but also mobile objects and constructions, the possibility of incorporating change and motion into architecture has continued to fascinate architects. Yet it is only since radically new materials and IT media have been developed that the dream has become reality. "Flying Dutchmen" shows the way a selection of innovative Dutch architects have incorporated the issue of movement in their buildings. The examples are drawn by OMA/Rem Koolhaas, NOX Architects, Kas Oosterhuis, UN Studio, NL Architects, Bentham Crouwel, and Herman Hertzberger. The analyses provide a fascinating glimpse into the design process and its results, from sensitive surfaces to dynamic spaces, from aerodynamic forms to interactively linked buildings.

Kari Jormakka is Professor for Architecture Theory at the Vienna University of Technology and heads the architectural office Wombat.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 5
The Language of Speed 9
Living Architecture 15
Framing Movement 21
Architectural Promenades 27
Diagrams 37
Abstract Machines 42
Movement without a Mobile 46
Duration 50
Smooth Space 52
Embodiment 55
Liquid Architecture 58
Architecture and Dance 62
Space and Motion 67
Objects and Fields 73
Reconfiguring the Practice 79
Further Reading 90
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