This Piece of Interactive Architecture Functions on its Design

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Nov 2, 2013 • References: archinect and archinect
Michael Jantzen's 'Shape Shifting Pavilion' is designed as a special interactive architecture that’s functional based on artistic principles. Friends and family can gather here acting as a structure of leisure as well as a beautiful piece of work. It's made of sustainably grown painted wood and consists of eight identical segments that are made from four slotted panels.

This structure shifts and transforms just as people do, which makes the structure more functional, but a statement on our human composition as well. Each slotted panel is hinged together so it can be moved and fastened into various positions along a vertical support frame. Thus, it's a piece of humanistic architecture that’s meant to be used by humans. It allows human activity and alteration, not one position looking the same as the next.