Building Dynamics Lab is engaged in design and prototyping of dynamic architectural elements and assemblies. At the core of our work are two sets of questions. The first set is about the nature of the architectural assembly. How can an architectural assembly be designed as a dynamic and adaptive material system? Can this be achieved through material itself instead of mechanical components? The second set of questions frames the broader discussion of dynamic and adaptive building components. What kind of transformative effect these dynamic elements could have on their users and on environment? And in return how would that change the way we design buildings? What are the opportunities and challenges presented by building dynamics? How could the built environment become a more productive participant within larger ecologies?