University building in Kolding, Denmark

The facade of the university building in Kolding, Denmark

Only recently completed, the brand new building of the Syddansk Universitet’s communications and design faculty features a climate-responsive kinetic facade: it moves in response to changing heat and light.

Sensors monitor heat and light levels around the building, allowing the facade panels to shift from open to half-open to fully open.

The facade is not fixed, is not dependent on human intervention, but really has ‘a life of its own’. I like that a lot.