Moving Houses, Spinning Homes

THE FUTURE WILL BE BRINGING US MORE INTERACTIVE HOUSES; CHASING SUN AND SERVING THE BEST VIEWS. TODAY, THESE HOUSES HAVE BEEN BUILT.

This is best time to be alive. The future is here among us, houses are chasing sun, and folding in for warmth during winter. Around the world, some brave homeowners are taking up the challenge in leading the pack re-imagining architecture.

In Australia, a moving house has exists. The Everingham Rotating House is a riverside home positioned on the northern coast of New South Wales. Though the house may seem stationary from outside, the house can spin twice in one hour. The rotating house stands on a 24-meter diameter steel platform. The plate turns in both directions at 160 meters per hour in circumference speed, Automated control offers Slower speeds for the home dwellers, also the control panel offers options to program one of the eight pie-shaped rooms to follow the sun. When too hot, one may choose to turn away from the sun and in winter the house can be set to follow the sun. Living in a moving a house costs a fortune. The Everingham moving house cost approximately $243,000 to build, Everingham says, and he has also made a replica for a client based on Prince Edward Island in Canada. We are watching this trend and we see a future with more moving houses.

One UK based architect has teamed up with another architect to design and create a house which unfolds like flower petals at seasons when the heat abounds and folds in for warm during morning cold. The house was designed for the extreme season weather swings of Lapland, though the project tagged “D*Haus concept” is still in the works, when built, the house would be in four different modules, which can fold into eight fixed positions. Chatting with CNN Wolfson, the co-designer of the house said;

"The home imitates nature by opening up in the summer time to allow light and air into the building, and in the winter it literally cuddles itself to conserve heat and generate thermal mass."