Friday, February 4, 2011

The Sliding House

looks like an ordinary house but wait until it unfold the mystery..

The idea is, at heart, incredibly simple – taking only six minutes to fully unsheathe, come rain, shine or tropical storm the family are free to choose between the cooling giant greenhouse in the summer months, and come winter, they are able to slide the roof back over to protect the less insulating glass interior.

Seasonal, adaptive and responsive are undoubtedly architectural buzzwords de la mode, so, whilst Russel and de Reijke’s build may be beautiful, the brains that lie beneath are free – nay, encouraged - to make themselves known.

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