Sliding House is a very innovative project, idea of living home is quite different, changeable in time and space. This seemingly traditional house but in reality it is super technology in the County of Suffolk in the UK. The project, Alex de Rijke, one of the founders of dRMM, architectural firm based in London.
The starting point is a traditional building, much like a barn, cut into three parts: main dwelling, Garage dependence e ( the latter off-axis so as to create a courtyard between the structures). Throughout 28 meters in length: 16 the glass house, developed on a platform with double height, 7 meters for the guest house attached, and 5 for the garage. But so far nothing particularly strange….except that the whole is covered by a shell made of sliding panels of larch weighing twenty tons capable of turning in only 6 minutes the structure through a complex system of invisible rails and electric motors powered by a photovoltaic short-distance.
The result is then a home that perfectly follows the seasons, idea as simple as striking!
Take your cue from: difficult, really hard to find something to carry on a home “common”…..to look at and admire in its entirety!
(dRMM deRIJKE MARSH MORGAN ARCHITECTS, Archilovers, Architectural Record)