GIFs Turn Architecture Into Animated Art

has shared with us his awesome series of architecture gifs, Architecture Animée (Animated Architecture), which turn architecture from SANAA, Herzog and de Meuron, MAD Architects and more into amazing, zany gifs. See all nine after the break!

VitraHaus / Herzog and de Meuron. Photo by Iwan Baan, gif by Axel de Stampa.

New Art Museum / Sanaa. Photo by James-Ewing, gif by Axel de Stampa.

Mirador Building / MVRDV and Blanca Lleo. Photo by Luis-Garcia, gif by Axel de Stampa.

Memory Museum / Estudio America. Photo by , gif by Axel de Stampa.

Absolute Towers / MAD Architects. Photo by Tom Arban, gif by Axel de Stampa.

Theatre Agora / UNStudio. Photo by Christian Richters, gif by Axel de Stampa.

Emerson College Los Angeles / Morphosis ArchitectsPhoto by Iwan Baan, gif by Axel de Stampa.

America’s Cup Building / David Chipperfield. Photo unknown, gif by Axel de Stampa.

Zollverein School of Management and Design / SANAA. Photo by Iwan Baan, gif by Axel de Stampa.

More from Axel de Stampa at his website, 1 week 1 project.

Cite: Quirk, Vanessa. "GIFs Turn Architecture Into Animated Art" 03 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <>
  • Patrick H


  • Dan

    I don’t get what the Morphosis one is trying to do…

    • Eric in Colorado

      It’s an accelerated heart beat . . .

  • Neme Ranx

    ok, but ART is a bit strong word for this just amusement

    • bibi

      well, why art couldnt happen within amusement ?

  • Besa

    wonder how long it took to do this….

  • Abhijit

    Love the MVRDV tetris !

  • Cristina Alonso

    Nice! i like the Memory Museum / Estudio America

  • anonymous

    it is embarrassing that this has been published.

  • Sophie Seddon

    Awesome I wan one now now now lol see ya

  • v a l m i r a gashi

    this is fantastic!


    wow~~I can’t image such thoughts realize in real architect!!It just like minds move in head~~

  • Elin

    cooool :D

  • think-tank

    Don’t go this way archdaily, don’t get cheap and flashy…