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"Since 2000 I have been working on the development of sculptures with expressive mechanical motion as a starting point."

 

Since 2010 I have been working on designing achitectural objects that can move in an inherently balanced way. Unique aspects of my designs are the ability of effortless vertical motions without the need of additional heavy countermasses, which cannot be found elsewhere in kinetic architecture. Due to the inherent balance, fully incorporated within the design, the kinetic architecture brought into motion and be kept steady in a single pose without almost any power, with which inherent safety is guaranteed.  

I am looking for opportunities to develop my designs into real buildings. Please contact me if you are interested.

The design of the Flipper Building has been published in the following scientific article: Van der Wijk, V.: Inherent Gravity Force Balance in Moving Architecture with New Designs. Proc. of the ATI 2020: “Smart Buildings, Smart Cities”, Aug
The design of the Turnround roof has been published in the following scientific article: Van der Wijk, V.: Inherent Gravity Force Balance in Moving Architecture with New Designs. Proc. of the ATI 2020: “Smart Buildings, Smart Cities”, Augus
The design of the Oval Umbrella Canopy has been published in the following scientific article: Van der Wijk, V.: Inherent Gravity Force Balance in Moving Architecture with New Designs. Proc. of the ATI 2020: “Smart Buildings, Smart Cities”,
The design of the Umbrella Canopy has been published in the following scientific article: Van der Wijk, V.: Inherent Gravity Force Balance in Moving Architecture with New Designs. Proc. of the ATI 2020: “Smart Buildings, Smart Cities”, Augu
The design of the Tipi Tent has been published in the following scientific article: Van der Wijk, V.: Inherent Gravity Force Balance in Moving Architecture with New Designs. Proc. of the ATI 2020: “Smart Buildings, Smart Cities”, August 27-