Rotating House Follows The Sun While Generating Power

Rotating House Follows The Sun While Generating Power
Design

A project by the University of Oporto has brought forth a moving home that creates energy from the sun, and expands to fit a growing family.

Karen Summerson
  • 20 september 2012

The mid-20th century introduced new concepts in architectural design which focused on adjustable housing, homes that would grow with your family. This was made famous by artistic groups, such as the Japanese Metabolists and a British collaboration called Archigram. Both used the ‘capsule,’ a unit which could be added onto or replaced, if necessary. Most of these designs never made it past the page, the Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo being a rare exception.

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