The Exterior of This Building Transforms Every Hour

Caitlin Schneider

With all its potential for wondrous and show-stopping feats, architecture remains a pretty static artform. But the Kiefer Technic Showroom in Styria, Austria is different. It changes continuously, and it can be altered to respond to weather or to the whims of those within.

The dynamic facade is the work of architecture firm Ernst Giselbrecht + Partner and was completed in 2007. It changes every hour to showcase a different look, with 112 metal tiles rearranging to create a new “face” for the building.

In the video above, you can watch the showroom transform with an appropriately modern soundtrack. And if mutating architecture is your thing, check out some more shape-shifting buildings here.

[h/t Digg]

Images: YouTube.

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