French Artist Turns Iconic Architecture into Quirky Animated GIF’s

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Memory Museum by Estudio America. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

Mirador Building by MVRDV. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

The French “GIF artist”—welcome to the 21st century, everybody—Axel de Stampa has officially made time-lapse videos look like child’s play. In his new project, Animated Architecture, de Stampa spins, shifts, tops, and deconstructs some of the most visually distinctive contemporary buildings—all in endlessly entertaining GIF format.

America's Cup Building by David Chipperfield. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

America’s Cup Building by David Chipperfield. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

In Architecture Animée, Axel de Stampa uses GIF format to develop a different approach. While the visitor doesn’t move, the building offers different perceptions, comes alive and reveals additional evidence,” explained the artist in a statement.

[h/t ArchDaily]

Memory Musem by Estudio America. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

Memory Musem by Estudio America. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

VitraHaus by Herzog & de Meuron. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

VitraHaus by Herzog & de Meuron. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

The New Museum by Sanaa. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

The New Museum by Sanaa. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

Theatre Agora by UNStudio. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

Theatre Agora by UNStudio. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

Absolute Towers by MAD Architects. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

Absolute Towers by MAD Architects. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

Emerson College Los Angeles by Morphosis. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

Emerson College Los Angeles by Morphosis. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

Zollverein School of Management and Design. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

Zollverein School of Management and Design. (Courtesy Axel de Stampa)

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