Throughout the history of architecture, it’s clear that architects and designers constantly try to outdo themselves. In the field of home architecture specifically, architects have actively responded to people’s wants and needs for their homes. Towards the latter end of the 20th century until the present, home designs have become more geometric and minimalist — a design that not only looks good, but also conserves space. Contemporary home architecture has incorporated nature-inspired materials to contrast the busy life of the modern home owner. When the move towards environmentally-sustainable practices became more popular, architects responded by building eco-houses or other sustainably designed and built houses. However, people want to live and improve their lives, architects respond with a home design that compliments that.
One of the most solid proofs that architects and home builders are committed to bettering a homeowner’s experience in their space is the rotating home. A rotating home is one of the examples of revolving architecture, an aspect of architecture where buildings swivel, spin, and sometimes even shift shapes. Also called a revolving house or kinetic house, the rotating house allows homeowners or occupants to change the views out their window, respond to environmental conditions, or simply follow the lovely sunlight throughout the day with a few quick taps on a screen. With a good balance of style and function and a generous dose of spectacle, the rotating house is a significant evolution (and revolution!) in modern home architecture.
Benefits of having a rotating house
Aside from the excitement you get in just being able to say “My house can do this!”, the rotating house offers many more benefits.
Change the view anytime
Want to wake up to luscious greens one day and then the view of the river the next morning? Hosting guests at the patio and want to move the kitchen right next to it to make serving easier? Simply want a change of scenery? You can do all this with a rotating house. The house’s kinetic properties allow it to revolve without you even noticing that you’re already moving. You can make a rotating house adjust to your preferences with minimal effort or interruption to your activities.
Follow the sunlight
Perhaps one of the most exciting benefits of a rotating house is you get to live a free spirit’s dream: to chase the sun. With a rotating house, your sunroom (or whichever part of your house, really) can stay sunny all day: just adjust the rotation according to the direction of the sunlight. Natural light is not only a big energy-saver, it also gives your indoors a more relaxed, romantic feel. With all this sunlight flowing through floor to ceiling windows and into a beautifully designed indoor living space, you’re guaranteed the hotel promise of a “home away from home” . . . in your own home.
Adjust to weather conditions or to seasons
If there’s a storm or strong winds on the way, you can move your living room in the other direction to minimise inconvenience. During the winter season, you can preserve heat by giving your house full rotations in the morning and then follow the sun the rest of the day. If you want to keep your bedrooms cooled, simply move them away from the sun. These houses will be activated by a programmable logic controller that can be pre-programmed to adjust to weather conditions. This type of house is like a planet rotating on its own axis, while the sun revolves around it, except this time, you can choose which direction, how often, and how fast you spin around! Isn’t that impressive?
Make it an exercise in creativity
Have a particular interest in interior design? Take home redecorating to the next level by factoring in your outdoors, too. With a revolving home, you can move the living room next to the trees in springtime, and then match your curtains, pillows, and other decorative items with the vibrant spring colors outside. Or if you’ve got an important dinner coming up, either change up the dining room to match the view outside, or change the view outside to match the dining room. It’s all up to you. Regardless of how you transform your space, you will definitely be having a good time doing it.
The rotating house: a great example of environmentally sustainable architecture
Owners of revolving houses or kinetic establishments, in general, know that a rotating property can save a lot on energy. What to do with a revolving property that can follow the sun? Why, make it solar-powered, of course! This way, a rotating house can generate all of its own energy. Sunlight also acts as natural ventilation, so use of heaters could be minimised.
What’s more, the revolving house’s structure is designed in a way that disturbs as little land as possible, making it resistant to flood and earthquakes. Because of this, it’s a more sound choice for housing (especially if you live in places where the natural situation is quite volatile). This makes the rotating house way more resilient than the conventional house.
Revolutionise your lifestyle now
With all these features and benefits, there’s no debate that the rotating house is the future of architecture. It’s a design that is not only pleasing to the eyes, it also accommodates the varying wants and needs of its occupants. That is what truly makes a house a home.
A better home living experience for you, your family, and your guests await at a rotating house. LightHouse Developments is thrilled to be building this architectural wonder for our clients. Your future rotating home will be a modern steel-and-glass home sitting on a rotating pedestal, right at your choice of a stretch of beautiful land, an idyllic neighborhood, or a pocket of nature. LightHouse Developments performed the necessary research to identify what architectural standards, specifications, and designs are of the highest quality while being the most cost-efficient and sustainable. We adapted this to the NZ Building Code, and in July 2000, we opened the Lighthouse to the public for viewing. Soon, The Lighthouse will be available as a luxury holiday accommodation.
Experience the Lighthouse revolution now! If you want to avail of our home development services, view our Lighthouses, or talk to us about your rotating home building options, you may email us at email@example.com. You may call us at 0061 41066 5216 or leave us a message on the contact form found on our website.
Luxury Holiday Home
The Lighthouse will soon be available as luxury holiday accommodation.
Don Dunick is an engineer. Having previously owned his engineering construction and manufacturing company, he now works as a specialist engineer engaged in the Pacific Region, while also focusing on the technical departments of Lighthouse Developments.
Joanna Dunick is employed as a marketing and business development coordinator and focuses on the day-to-day marketing and promotional aspects
Lighthouse Developments has been born out of a passion for an innovative, practical solution to many of the problems we accept within a conventional home. The concept is also easily adaptable for commercial use.