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DYNAMIC ARCHITECTURE

Abstract
The Idea of Dynamic Architecture was born with the desire to have buildings that adjust
themselves to life, that are part of nature. In fact, our buildings, in which each floor rotates
separately, change their shape continuously and never look the same.Experts call them
“Buildings designed by time, shaped by life”. Imagine a skyscraper that can revolve according to
tenants’ needs and whims, allowing them to decide their own light exposition and view. In fact,
these buildings are part of nature, inserted in the environment. In fact, they become part of
environment, they are made of natural materials green as they save energy, but not only as they
produce wind energy and what can be more important today then saving our planet.Architecture
seems today as an expression of artistic imagination as most architects are competing in
designing buildings that can become iconic due to their particular shapes. Design is of course an
important value in our society, it takes care of a part of our life style but above all we should
really care for our quality of life and quality of life has different values.

In fact, architects could at the end of the planning process take care also for the harmony of the
shapes. But only after they satisfy the previous task, the first commands. Today, instead, most
architects exchange their trade concept with sculptures as they make sculptures in the wrong
scale. Buildings are different things as they are the shell around our space and should be
therefore satisfying our needs, therefore they should make sense being designed and built,
according to a specific list of preferences. I believe that the six commands of Architecture are
ranking in importance as follows:

1. Economical Feasibility

2. Functionality

3. Environmentally sound

4. Quality & Engineering

5. Maintenance

6. Design

The above are the principals of sustainability.

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1.Introduction
The rotation of these buildings indeed could be seen as a wonder, but not so! It all started with
the desire to see the view around us, of adjusting our self to the season, to follow the sun, of
having a house part of nature.

I consider our Dynamic Architecture towers to give also sense of time, of movement to life,
rotating apartments may give a different sense to our life and create a different space around
us.Above all, these buildings are sustainable, as will be hereby described. Dynamic Architecture
buildings keep modifying their shape.

As each floor rotates separately, the form of the building changes constantly; you may not see
the same building twice

Dynamic architecture marks a new era in architecture. Dynamic Architecture buildings will
become the symbol of a new philosophy that will change the look of our cities and the concept of
living.

From now on, buildings will have a fourth new dimension TIME. Buildings will not be confined
to rigid shapes; construction will have a new approach and flexibility. Cities will change faster
than we ever imagined.

This fourth dimension has been the essence of work so far. The concept has already generated
considerable interest internationally, from political leaders and city councils. The homes we live
in and the way we live are also set to change drastically with this innovative architecture.

Our buildings will no more remain the ‘fossilized imagination' of the architect; they will change,
constantly bringing new views and experiences to us with time; nor can the architect's pencil
impose an environment on us. Each building will have its own future and will gain freedom.

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2. Prefabrication The future of construction


Dr. David Fisher’s revolutionary Dynamic Tower, the first building in motion which is the first
skyscraper to be entirely assembled in a factory from prefabricated parts, factory made buildings
will offers the advantages of any modern industrial product, it saves energy, reduces construction
time and dramatically cuts building costs.

The prefabricated units arrive at the building site ready for quick and efficient installation, this
approach known as the Fisher Method also requires far less workers on the construction site than
traditional traditionally, In fact each floor of the building can be completed in only seven days
and units can also be customized according to the owners’ needs and styles.Each individual unit
will be completely finished at the new Rotating Tower factory in Italy and exported worldwide,
it will be equipped with all necessary plumbing and electric systems including all finishing from
flooring to ceilings, bathrooms, kitchens, cabinets, lighting and furniture.

The preassembled units are simply hooked to each other mechanically, this results in
environmentally clean construction sites, avoiding unloading of materials, waste, noise and
pollution, there will be less risk of accidents to construction workers, and construction time will
be reduced by over 30 percent. due to their particular construction method, prefabricated
buildings will also be easy to maintain and repair, the building’s maintenance facility, type of
materials used, and the quality control employed will also make them more durable than any
traditional structure.

Since the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids not much has changed in the world of building
construction, workers placed a stone on top of another, and brick on top of brick, in 1889, the use
of steel was introduced into construction for the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and beginning in 1905
reinforced concrete was used, with the start of the Industrial Revolution in 1780, products began
to be made in factories using industrial methods, but today buildings are still done on site as they
were 4,000 years ago.

“Almost every product used today is the result of an industrial process and can be transported
around the world, from cars and boats to computers and clothing, factories are chosen for their
ready access to materials, production technology, inexpensive labour, efficiency, and other
conditions that result in high quality at a relatively low cost.

It is unbelievable that real estate and construction which is the leading sector of the world
economy, is also the most primitive, for example most workers throughout the world still
regularly use trowels that was first used by the Egyptians and then by the Romans, buildings
should not be different than any other product, and from now on they will be manufactured in a
production facility.

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The Dynamic Tower represents the future of architecture, resulting in a new era of living that
will benefit both man and nature.Renowned Italian architect Dr. David Fisher is the creator of
the Dynamic Tower, a building in motion.

He has spent more than 30 years working to redefine the technical and technological extremes of
buildings in cities like London, New York, Moscow, Hong Kong, Paris and Dubai, he graduated
with honors from the University of Florence where later he served as a professor of architecture
and structural engineering.

Fisher is the creator of the world’s first building in motion, the Dynamic Tower heralds a new
era of architecture buildings in motion that will challenge traditional architecture to become the
symbol of a new philosophy that will change the look of our cities and the concept of urban
living.

3. The Rotation
The phases of design got the engineers, taking part in the design of the Rotating Tower, very
much involved with our “partners” industries such as Bosch. We tried to apply technology
existing in different fields such as air space, trains, massive machines and tools, the large
telescopes, bridges, off shore platforms and cranes.The rotation of the floors is done with steel
bearings and combination of air-cushion, allowing the floors to rotate smoothly and with no
vibrations.There is limited power of about 4 KW required to rotate a floor.

The drive system is situated in the base of each floor so it can not be seen and in the same time it
allows easy maintenance when required.The structure is based on a reinforced concrete core of
about 22mt diameter that carries all the vertical loads.

The floors will be all made of steel structure, becoming a monolithic platform, with a cantilever
up to about 15 meters.The floors will be connected to the core in a way that will allow a
continuous rotation to either direction, with no vibrations or noise.

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This architecture is revolutionary even in the way it's built. It is in fact the first building
produced in a factory, apart from the concrete core. It's produced of complete luxury units in a
factory, including all plumbing, electrical, air conditioning and installed on the concrete core
right on location.

This read made implementation offers high quality finishing, high quality control and the use of
a very few workers on site, with a real cost, life risks and time savings. Besides, this architecture
made of single separated floors offer higher seismic resistance than any other normal building.
Dynamic Architecture is designed for better living even before it's finished.

The readymade technology allows a revolutionary implementation which is the quickest way to
build a tower: building time is reduced from 30 to 18 months. The revolutionary readymade
technology, plus the fact that it moves to the wind, allows the building to be 1.3 times more
resistant to earthquakes.

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3.1 A new era of Green Building


The Dynamic Tower, the world’s first building in motion, takes the concept of green buildings to
the next level where it will generate electricity for itself as well as other nearby buildings,
making it the first skyscraper designed to be self powered. The building generates electricity
from wind turbines mounted horizontally between each floor, eighty story building will have up
to seventy nine wind turbines, making it a true green power plant while traditional vertical wind
turbines have some environmental negative impact, including obstruction of views and the need
for roads to build and maintain them, the Dynamic Tower’s wind turbines are practically
invisible and extremely quiet due to their special shape and the carbon fiber material they are
made of.Another environmentally green element of the Dynamic Tower is the photovoltaic cells
that will be placed on the roof of each rotating floor to produce solar energy, approximately 20%
of each roof will be exposed to the sun, so a building that has 80 roofs will equal the roofing
space of 10 similar size buildings. In addition, natural and recyclable materials including stone,
marble, glass and wood will be used for the interior finishing.Energy will also be saved during
construction, which involves pre-fabricating individual units in a factory, this Fisher Method not
only reduces construction time, but it also results in a cleaner construction site with limited
noise, dust, fumes and waste, the shorter building time also results in a less energy consumption
than traditional construction methods.

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4 .Advantages of Dynamic Architecture


4.1 Costs and construction time

It has been calculated that in addition to the cost savings of up to 20% compared to those of
traditional building methods, the construction time will be reduced of 30%. The Method will
allow the completion of a 70-floor skyscraper within 18 months (nowadays it would take around
30 working months).

Furthermore, the “assemblage” of the Rotating Tower would require the presence of
approximately 90 people (specialized workers, technicians and engineers) in the building site,
instead of over 2 000 people in the traditional ones. The Method will turn the site into a place
where the modules are only assembled because the structural work has already been completed
in the factory

structural concept of the building is very simple – in fact, the only structural element is a single
centre core made of concrete. It is faster, less expensive then hundred of beams, columns and
joints and also more sound as it is quite a homogeneous structure with no wick connections.

4.2 Customization

In addition, it will be possible to customize individual apartments according to owners' needs and
style. Due to the industrial process, the apartments will offer excellent design and an endless
variety of customizations (see Figure 3) mI wish to underline that modules, as a new industrial
structure, can easily offer luxury standards of living and excellent structure quality.

4.3 Quality control

The quality standards, from the structural parts to the fittings and finishing, can easily be
guaranteed since the modules are manufactured in an industrialized structure, and not in a
building site where monitoring can be difficult

4.4 Safety in the working place

Another strong point of the “Fisher Method” is safety in the working place. Building site workers
will be able to operate in comfortable and functional environmental conditions because the
various assemblage
(Rather than construction) phases will follow smart, time-saving, well-organized sequences. The
industrialization of house-building in fact is based on the optimization of the manufacturing
cycle and will turn house-building technique into an industrial model.

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4.5 Environmental advantages

Thanks to this new Method, the Rotating Tower building site will definitely offer outstanding
environmental advantages to the cities: traditionally huge, polluted, unsafe building sites will
become Smart Sites, comparatively smaller, ecological and safer. Considering that the modules
have been pre-assembled in the factory, all the negative factors linked to traditional sites will
disappear: big space around the building, endless loading and unloading, debris, waste material,
noise and traffic.

The modules for the Rotating Tower will be assembled in dedicated industrial parks where
manufacturers of high standard building materials will gather to work on the common project.
The first industrial park will be created in Italy, and it is easy to foresee that the most important
Italian manufacturers of interior design furniture and accessories will be the official suppliers of
the Rotating Tower apartments and hotels, giving a new impulse to “Made in Italy” brands. In
the future these dedicated industrial parks will become possible in any country where a Rotating
Tower will be built.

5 . Case Study

The dynamic tower dubai(rotating tower)


Specifications Of Rotating Tower Dubai
(architectural
design)
Specifications Magnitude Unit
Height tower 435.3 m
Average storey height 5.4 m
Number of floors 80 -
Floor area per storey 1142-1826 m2
Rotation speed 1 rot/h
Diameter core:
Floor 0-37 30.5 m
Floor 38-70 27 m
Floor 71-80 20 m

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5.1 Main parts of the structure

Foundation Central core Steel structure

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5.2 Driving System

All storeys in the Rotating Tower rotate around the central core connected byrails.
Rotation will not have an effect on core. Approximately 600 to1000 tons per floor rests on the
wheels.Each wheel carries 50 ton (500kN).

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CONCLUSION
The Dynamic Tower in Dubai is the first Building in Motion to be constructed in the world, and
it will herald a new era of architecture and become a symbol of Dubai, the city of the future.The
Dynamic Tower in Dubai will have 80 floors, and will be 420 meters (1,380 feet) tall,
Apartments will range in size from 124 square meters (1,330 square feet), to Villas of 1,200
square meters (12,900 square feet) complete with a parking space inside the apartment.

The first 20 floors will be an offices, floors 21 to 35 will be a luxury hotel, floor 36 through 70
will be residential apartments, and the top 10 floors will be luxury villas located in a prime
location in Dubai, it is destined to become the most prestigious building in the city.The Dynamic
Tower in Dubai will be the first skyscraper to be entirely constructed in a factory from
prefabricated parts, it will require only 600 people in the assembly facility and 80 technicians on
the construction site instead of 2,000 workers on a similar size traditional construction site and
Construction.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ruler of Dubai and Vice President of
the United Arab Emirates, is considered by many to be a true visionary of the future, Dr. Fisher’s
dreams for the Dynamic Tower in Dubai were inspired by His Highness who said “Do not wait
for the future to come to you…face the future

REFERENCES
1. Dynamic Architecture (Rotating Tower)-Dr. Arch. David Fisher

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