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Dynamic Architecture

Dr. David Fisher’s Dynamic Tower has become a revolutionary standpoint for the whole Architecture history, as it is the world’s first building in motion. Exactly, each floor rotates at different speeds, in different directions resulting a variable shape. Additionally it is the first 100% self-powered Green building which has the ability to generate electricity for itself through the use of horizontal wind turbines (which are placed among the floors) and solar panels.

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A BUILDING IN MOTION

Dr. David Fisher’s Dynamic Tower is the first building in motion that will change its shape and add a fourth dimension to architecture: Time. The shape will be determined by each floor’s direction of rotation, speed, acceleration and the timing; with timing meaning how each floor rotates compared to the other. The rotation speed will be between 60 minutes and 24 hours for one revolution.

Residents, if they own the entire floor, are able to control the speed and direction of the rotation by voice command. One can have breakfast watching the sunrise, lunch viewing the open sea, and dinner overlooking the lights of the city – all from the same place inside their unit. The other floors will be commanded by the architect, by the mayor or whoever will have the password to the computer program that will give the building a different shape at every glance.

According to Dr Fisher, these buildings will be designed by all of us, at any given moment, and will be shaped according to our needs, our present concepts of design and quite importantly, our moods – as an expression of freedom, beginning for the first time in history to control the shape of our homes and cities.

Aside from the changing view, the movement will create a different approach to our space. Furthermore, these buildings will also create a different way of looking at real estate. In fact, in all Latin languages, the world for “real estate” has a meaning of “an un-movable property” (Ex. immobiliare, immobilier, immobilien). With the completion of Dr. Fisher’s Dynamic Tower, the word in the dictionary may have to be changed.

“Designed by Life, Shaped by Time” is the concept of the Dynamic Tower according to Dr. Fisher’s vision of the future of architecture.

PREFABRICATION

Since the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids 4,000 years ago, one stone on top of another, brick on top of brick, not much has changed in the world of building construction. With the start of the Industrial Revolution around 1770, products began to be manufactured in factories using industrial methods. In 1889, the use of steel was pioneered for the construction for the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and beginning in 1905, reinforced concrete was introduced; but today, buildings are essentially still built on site as they were 4,000 years ago.

Dr. David Fisher’s revolutionary Dynamic Tower, the first building in motion, is the first skyscraper to be entirely assembled  in a factory from pre-fabricated parts. The factory-made construction process offers many of the advantages of any modern industrial product: conserving energy, reducing construction time and dramatically cutting costs. Each individual unit is completely finished at the Factory and exported worldwide to theassembly site , ready for quick and efficient installation.

Each module of each unit is fully equipped with all necessary plumbing and electric systems plus all finishes from floor to ceiling, customized according to the owners’ specifications, including bathrooms, kitchens, lighting and even furniture. The pre-fabricated module units are then simply hooked together mechanically and hoisted up the concrete core, completed from the top down. Due to their pre-fabrication, these buildings of the future will also be easy to maintain and repair, making them more durable than any traditional structure.

Dr. Fisher states, “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 utilized due to their ease of access to raw materials, integrated production technologies, and efficient labor processes, which result in high quality at a relatively low er cost.” Dr. Fisher continues, “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 were 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.”

The Dynamic Tower represents the future of construction technology, resulting in a new era of living that will benefit both man and nature.

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, generating electricity for itself with a possible surplus for other nearby buildings, making it the first skyscraper designed to be entirely powered by wind and sun.

With wind turbines fitted horizontally between each rotating floor, an 80-story building will have up to 79 wind turbine systems, making it a true Green power plant. While traditional vertical wind turbines have environmental and social effects, including the need for roads to build and maintain them plus their noise and obstruction of views, the Dynamic Tower’s wind turbines are practically invisible and extremely quiet due to their special shape and the carbon fiber material of which they are composed.

Photovoltaic ink is to be placed on each roof of each rotating floor to produce solar energy. With approximately 20% of each roof exposed to the sun and light, a building with 80 roofs equals the roofing space of 10 similar size buildings.

In addition, natural and recyclable materials including stone, marble, glass and wood are intended for the interior finishing. Further improving the energy efficiency of the Dynamic Tower, insulated glass and structural insulating panels are employed. During construction, energy use is drastically reduced due the pre-fabrication of the buildings in a factory, versus traditional construction methods, which results in a cleaner construction site with limited noise, dust, fumes and waste.

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