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Architecture in motion challenges archetypal notions of buildings as being safe, secure, and static (in point of fact, introductory building engineering courses for first-year architecture students are typically titled "Static Structures"). The initial chapter of Randl's (A-frame) latest book is especially informative in its outline of mechanical innovations that first made buildings and their spaces kinetic, from stages that rotated to a rotary penitentiary with wedge-shaped cells for observing inmates efficiently and for preventing sawing through bars. Rotating houses in the early 20th century-playwright George Bernard Shaw had a rotating writing shed-allowed occupants to enjoy sunlight and breezes from all directions. The author explores the idea exhaustively, and it is not surprising that he settles on the Lazy Susan cupboard as the metaphor for the efficiency and mobility sought in postwar design. Randl omits no example; he seems to have identified every revolving restaurant, spinning bedroom, and rotating kitchen across the planet. The illustrations are equally numerous, with clear plans, axonometric projections, and photographs as explanations of the mechanisms. This work acknowledges Le Corbusier's machine à habiter while redefining it. For all architecture and design collections.