At the touch of a button, the chunky marble walls that surround this house in India divide up into spinning and sliding panels, revealing a more lightweight glass facade behind (photos by Edmund Sumner + slideshow). More
We've created a new Pinterest board full of moving buildings that roll, spin, twist and hinge open, following the publication of Henning Larsen's Danish university facility with a climate-responsive kinetic facade.
This week Bjarke Ingels unveiled plans to enliven Battersea Power Station with electric sparks (after designing a power plant that blows smoke rings) while Henning Larsen completed a building with a moving facade.
Here's a reminder of all our stories about architecture that moves, including a building that flaps its wings like a giant insect and a house with rotating bedrooms. See all our stories about moving architecture »
Henning Larsen Architects aimed to set a benchmark for green design with this university building in Kolding, Denmark, featuring a climate-responsive kinetic facade and a triangular form (+ slideshow). More
A huge folding wall lifts up to reveal the contents of a weathered steel auditorium at this abandoned printing factory in Beijing, which Chinese studio Origin Architect has converted into a theatre complex (+ slideshow). More
This house in Alabama folds open to provide seating for an open-air performance space (+ movie). More
The roof of this house in Paraguay can be lifted open like the lid of a box (+ movie). More
Californian firm amphibianArc was inspired by images of spacecrafts to come up with two different skyscraper proposals for the headquarters of a Chinese machinery company in Changsha (+ slideshow + movies). More
UK designers David Ben Grünberg and Daniel Woolfson have devised a concept for a shape-shifting house that morphs to deal with changing times of day, seasons and weather conditions (+ movie). More
Dezeen archive: a proposal for an observation deck that slides up and down two new skyscrapers above Grand Central Terminal (bottom left) was one of our most popular stories this week, so our latest archive features moving buildings that roll, spin, twist and even flap. See all our stories about moving buildings »
News: while Foster + Partners think simply increasing capacity is the way to improve New York's Grand Central Terminal, architecture firm SOM has proposed adding a floating observation deck that slides up and down the sides of two new skyscrapers (+ slideshow). More
One-minute movie: AmphibianArc's concept exhibition centre for Chinese vehicle manufacturer Zoomlion features a facade with huge flapping wings that open and close in the style of a Transformer. More