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Taking the concept of living architecture to the next level, the Kinetic Wall expands and contracts as one’s abdomen does when they breathe.

Designed by German architecture firm Barkow Leibinger for this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, the wall is made from an elastic fabric that transforms into “peaks and valleys” as it’s probed from behind by a grid of motorized nodes.

“Kinetic Wall revisits the Utopian dream of an architecture that can move,” the designers explain. “It offers an alternative future, an architecture that is materially and spatially dynamic of both natural and synthetic/recycled materials.”

The undulating surface has no real practical application, although it would certainly be unique way to liven up your otherwise static bedroom — not unlike this magical wall that reacts to your movements.

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