Rotating House chases the sun

Chris Davies - Oct 24, 2006

Take a look out of the nearest window.  Like what you see?  If you’ve not been living in your current home long, or you’re blessed with a picturesque view, you might still get some pleasure and interest out of it.  Or maybe it’s all got a tad predictable.  Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to move your home around, change the view a bit?  Well, Australian engineer Luke Everingham thought that would be an excellent idea, and so set to work designing and building a rotating house four hours north of Sidney, NSW.

Rotating Home

Surrounded by gorgeous scenery (including river rapids and mountains), the lantern-like house is propelled by electric motors and can complete one full rotation per half-hour at maximum speed.  Luke cleverly designed the predominantly glass and steel building to either turn on command – making the most of a particular view, for instance – or chase the sun, which has the added benefit of reducing their heating bills by making the most of the daytime warmth. 

Rotating Home - Luke Everingham & the underhouse motors

Currently looking for partnership to commercially market the concept, Luke estimates that a from-scratch project of this sort would cost $1m (Aus).  As for the views, well, I guess they’re priceless.

Rotating Home - control panel

The Rotating Home [gizmag]

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