While reading up on things over at Inhabitat, we ran across this simple, yet secretive and slightly deceiving barn style house. What appears to be a straight forward design of wood and glass is really something of an architectural first. The house, for lack of a better technical term, slides.
The feat was accomplished by dRMM Architecture for a client looking for a place to retire to (we should all be so lucky) that was sustainable and allowed him to grow his own food. The house consists of three buildings all in a row with a garage off to the side. A shell is then able to move back and forth across the three buildings on a track as needed. This allows the homeowner to adjust things not only as the weather changes (wouldn't it be nice to swim in your outdoor pool while it's raining?), but throughout the day to help heat and cool the home naturally with just the flick of a switch. (You can watch a timelapse video of the process downloadable from their site)
Spending the later part of our life in a movable home made of red rubber, wood and glass sounds like a fantastic way to spend our time. We're excited about this new take of having a roof over our heads and think it should be a great idea to watch going forward.
Photos courtesy of dRMM
posted originally from: AT:Chicago