Kinematic spaces are an ongoing research on dynamic spatial concepts. The spatial installations are designated to alter their structure according to events stating architecture as a responsive organism. The building is subjected to the occurrences of nature. The periodic natural impact determines the abode and the activity of people inside.
In a series of previous design explorations, we have explored buoyant and kinetic structures. These proposals were manifesting a dynamic architecture by responding to shift of gravity, flood and wind. Their exploration aims to also question the common understanding of dwelling in extreme conditions. Usually buildings in environments such as deserts, mountains tops or on water follow the logic of engineering efficient structures for sheltering dwellers from a hostile environment. In contrast to the positivistic paradigm in which man’s genius masters nature, the research introduces an alternative approach by developing a responsive and dynamic architecture where the building is no longer in a ‘combat position’ against nature; instead, it seeks its expression through scripting the impact of forces by its altering appearance.