KG'MG Architects

Watch your vibrations battle geometric forms thanks to the handiwork of two Ukrainian architects.

Have you ever imagined your body was emitting waves with every movement, disrupting the surrounding space and sometimes joining with the vibrations of those near you--and you could see it happening? Have you dreamed of thrashing around in a sea of geometry?

Ukrainian architects Iurii Kaygorodtsev and Andrii Mogylnyi, of the firm KG'MG, have designed a cool exhibit called "Adaptive Architecture" at the Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture that makes those trips into reality. KG'MG usually do wild stuff with parametric architecture in their architecture and interior design projects, and this is no exception. As museum-goers explore the stone floor, projected forms leap away and encircle them like a school of fish disrupted by a shark.

For those of you who would like to try this at home, the piece is accompanied by a lecture on the computer programming and mechanical innovation that make it possible.

Video and image courtesy of KG'MG Architects.

About the Author

Henry Grabar

Henry Grabar is a freelance writer and a former fellow at CityLab. He lives in New York.   

Most Popular

  1. Design

    The Military Declares War on Sprawl

    The Pentagon thinks better designed, more walkable bases can help curb obesity and improve troops’ fitness.

  2. Butcher Gerardo 'Tolo' Martínez in a scene from "A Good Butcher."
    Etiquette

    A Hispanic Butcher Illustrates the Changing Culture of North Carolina

    This short documentary offers a glimpse into a butcher's store where whites, African Americans, and Hispanics are united by food.

  3. Life

    When Artificial Intelligence Rules the City

    An expert panel ponders how AI will change our lives.

  4. Equity

    What CityLab Looks Like Now

    Bigger images, fewer ads—and a recommitment to telling a very important story.

  5. A cycling superhighway connects Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands.
    Videos

    Cruising a Superhighway Built for Bikes

    Leave it to the Dutch to engineer the psychology of the regional bike commute.