It might seem like a novel concept and in fact, The Shed may very well be the first of its kind. But its foundation is grounded on something that is more low tech than high tech.
The convertible system draws from the world of industrial machinery and shipping yards, which is where most moving architecture of this size exists.
Kinetic elements have been applied to experimental buildings, sometimes responding to daylight or floating with rising tides. Modular interiors, meanwhile, have been used to save space in shoebox apartments.
Architectural design has become more dynamic as it moves toward the future with ergonomic elements, ecofriendly additions, and various other physical features that contribute both to a building's aesthetics and structural integrity.
We might simply be stepping on the verge of what the future will look like as regards to urban development.
And we might soon see more smart designs that strike the balance between stylish and practical without encroaching on the environment and society as a whole.
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