Sliding House by dRMM in action

Sometimes photos aren´t enough to describe a project. * featured a cool video showing how the Sliding House works. By british architects dRMM:

The brief was simple: to build a house to retire to in order to grow food, entertain and enjoy the East Anglia landscape. The outcome was as unconventional as they come. A structure that has the ability to vary or connect the overall building’s composition and character according to season, weather or simply a desire to delight. Wallpaper* took a trip to the site to capture the physical phenomenon in the only medium that serves it justice – film.

Director: Dan Lowe Producer Mags Milan
Camera: Dan Lowe, Oly Durey, Jamie Durand Editor: Matt Dollings Music courtesy of: Talvihorros Productions company: Partizan/Darkroom Special thanks to: Jordan McGarry, Lauren Hedges, Ross & Sally Russell, Alex De Rijke

Cite: Basulto, David. "Sliding House by dRMM in action" 09 Mar 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Sep 2014. <>


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    Double structure, ambiguous efficiency of building envelope… Does a house really need that flexibility ? It redefines the work of an architect towards openings. Interesting concept but needs to be improve.

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    I thought the movement of the roof was for heating in winter, leaving the sun enter to the house. Or to protect in summer to be fresh. But otherwise, I feel it’s just a caprice of the owner. Even so it is interesting.

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    I really like this project, i think it is a great idea.
    But I can stop thinking in what could happen if the motor that moves the envelope fails. I´d loved to see Seinfeld and his friends living a couple of days in this house and facing all the problems the house might have.

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