Why People Are Loving Their Rotating Homes
Have you ever imagined a house that could follow sunlight? Well, an innovative group of architects are making it possible with rotating homes that follow the direction of the sun and give tenants a different view out of their window every week.
While the majority of houses will continue to be firmly rooted to the ground, some select homes are being affixed to a giant steel structure that is powered by two one-horse-powered motors. With an application on a cellphone that connects to the steel structure, architects have created moving entities that can rotate, change shape, and even adapt to the seasons.
One of the major benefits of a rotating house is the reduced heating and cooling costs. In the summer individuals can face their rooms away from the sun to keep their house cooler and benefit from reduced cooling costs. In the winter the house can be turned to face the sun which will help reduce heating costs.
In addition to reduced heating and cooling costs, putting solar panels on the top of the house can generate four to six times the energy needed for the house.
Despite the environmental benefits of rotating homes, many homeowners are apprehensive about feeling the rotation of the home. When looking at the house above there aren't any immediate distinguishable features that would indicate it is a rotating house. This home however, rotates 15 degrees per hour so that it can follow the direction of the sun. The slow moving pace is ideal for these homes since it helps homeowners feel stationary despite the subtle moving of the house.