Movie: Gyre "The Swirl" by MVRDV

Movie: Gyre "The Swirl" by MVRDV

Dutch architects MVRDV have sent us an animation of Gyre, their recently opened retail centre in Tokyo, showing how the building's volume was generated.

Gyre, also known as The Swirl, is generated from five identical rectangular floorplates that are rotated on a vertical axis and then trimmed to fit the site on Omotesando street in Tokyo. See more photos of the completed building in our earlier story.