This may well be the house of the future — an incredible seven-story home in which rooms can be moved around. And that future has been built in Iran’s capital of Tehran. The Sharifi-Ha house in Tehran offers to its residents conventional amenities such as a gym and a swimming pool, but what makes it special is the way its outer rooms can rotate, creating space as they move and also making it adaptable to the seasons and the position of the sun.
It only takes a touch of a button and the house’s three outer rooms — the breakfast room, the guest room and the office — can rotate out in such a way that they hang over the street, letting light in and opening up terrace space.
Each of the moveable rooms has its own independent rotating base. During the winter they can close up and keep the house warm, whereas during the hot summer, they can be opened up to ventilate the house. The house has two basement floors, where the gym is located. The ground floor offers room for parking, as well as the housekeeper’s living area. The first and second floors feature the main living space, where the kitchen, living room and even piano area are. Finally, the top two floors are where the bedrooms and bathrooms are, in addition to another kitchen and more living space. The house was designed by Iranian architects Nextoffice. A spokesman for the company said:
The house adapts to the functional needs of its users. Depending on whether there is a guest or not, the guest room — on the second floor — can be reconfigured for different purposes. Similarly home offices and breakfast rooms can change the formality of their appearance according to their residents’ desires. There is always the possibility of having different seasonal or lighting scenarios because of this style.
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1. The Sharifi-Ha house in Tehran has come up with an ingenious way of creating space — by having rooms which move at the touch of a button.
2. The huge, open-plan home is built over seven floors and features large living areas, two kitchens and leisure facilities.
3. The customisable home has two basement floors, one of which houses a gym, while there is also a swimming pool and parking space.
4. The breakfast room, guest bedroom and office can rotate 90 degrees, meaning they hang over the street, making up for the house’s narrow lot.
5. The same area from another angle.
6. This floor plan of the house’s outer rooms shows how the rooms rotate to create terrace space and increase ventilation.
7. Moveable rooms such as these could be important for the future of housing as space becomes limited.
8. Iran has three homes up for the 2014 World Architecture Festival Award, including the Sharifi-Ha house.
And here a video presenting another unique house:
Source: The Mail Online.
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