Residing in a glass residence might sound tempting, but let’s be sincere – it’s not that useful. No matter whether it’s as well hot or as well cold, there’s tiny to no privacy, and who is going to clean all of the fingerprints off the glass?! dRMM identified a resolution with the Sliding Home.
Located in Suffolk, United kingdom, the property sits on rural land and is composed of a major property, guest annex, and garage – but that’s not all. The fourth and greatest element of the design is a twenty-ton mobile roof and wall enclosure that slides across the web site.
Situated on hidden tracks, the structure, manufactured up of steel, timber, insulation, and unstained larch, moves above the annex, property, and glass home making different combinations of insulated enclosures and open-air living. At very first glance, and dependent on in which the structure is, you might not understand there is a glass house underneath there which starts with the large side of windows.
The exterior construction is powered by 4 hidden electrical motors that are on “bogeys” which are integrated into the walls. The batteries that power the motors are charged by PV solar panels.
The construction continues to move back to reveal a glass paneled residence. When the climate is bad or the house owner would like a little far more privacy, they can shut it back up.
Photograph © Ross Russell
When it’s open, you can bathe underneath the sun or stairs!
When the roof is positioned forward, it generates a covered patio room to protect you from the components.
Images © Alex de Rijke