We are in an era where shape-shifting architecture is not a truly incomprehensible idea. This is the approach design firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group — the collaborating architect, took when creating the concept of The Shed which is located in the NY neighborhood of Hudson Yards. The building boasts a flexible layout that paves the way with high-tech architectural components. The establishment is envisioned to fulfill the purpose of an artistic hub that is interdisciplinary and promotes a collaborative environment. In a sense, the activation seeks to "accommodate the unknown future of art."
Among the many open galleries, the 'creative lab,' the flexible event spaces and the 500-seat theatre, the most interesting aspect of Diller Scofidio + Renfro's design is its shape-shifting architecture. The roof is made to be exceptionally dynamic and accommodating as it is able to extend and engulf the adjoining courtyard to maximize indoor entertainment spaces when needed.
Photo Credits: Iwan Baan, Timothy Schenck