University of Oregon

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR


Naturally Animated Architecture

By 1nute
Dec 2, '18 5:25 PM EST

 Naturally Animated Architecture has just been published.

This new kind of video and audio augmented hardback book explains how the natural movements of the sun, wind and rain can be used to improve the well-being of people in buildings and raise awareness of sustainable living practices. In demonstrating how buildings can be designed to reconcile their traditional role as shelter from the elements with the active inclusion of their movement, the book shows how, in the process of separating us from the extremes of the natural world, architecture can also be a means of reconnecting us with nature.

A selection of the book's more than fifty videos can be viewed at:

The book's videos can be viewed in the hardback edition by scanning its still photos using a smartphone app.

The hardback edition is available from World Scientific:

The eBook is available from Amazon, Kobo and Apple:




Kevin Nute is a professor of architecture at the University of Oregon.
His other books include an i-Book version of the current work: Vital: Using the Weather to Bring Buildings and Sustainability to Life (2014); Place, Time and Being in Japanese Architecture (2004); and Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan (1993).

Naturally Animate Architecture