Adriaan Claerhout is one of the founders of the Belgian Metamorphic Art Studio. He just posted ‘Periscope’, a fascinating glimpse into a futuristic ‘gravity battery’ architecture which uses the raising and falling of a house to store solar power.
PERISCOPE – an architecture concept movie I worked on for months, huge new learning curves but I’m happy how it turned out. Blender is truly such an amazing powerful software.
When I stumbled on difficulties or errors I had one of the best communities to help me out (thanks a lot, all of you cool blender users…) Hope you like it.
This creation explores periscope architecture as a gravity battery. By constructing below ground level, Periscope House banishes the dreary basement ambiance, creating a remarkable microclimate. The design features vertically moving mirrored walls at a perfect 45-degree angle, unveiling visual and spatial possibilities. Solar-powered servo engines raise the mirrors during the day, offering captivating views from below ground, while they gracefully descend at twilight. This eco-conscious architectural concept merges artistry, sustainability, and metamorphosis, shaping a transformative world where physical and virtual realms converge.
Below are some stills – you can see more on Blender Artists.