Adaptable environmental house by D*Haus

Monday, 19 November 2012

The D*Dynamic by experimental design and architecture practice D*Haus is a pre-fabricated house that can respond dynamically to its environment and adapt to the needs created by climate changes.

Depending on the season, weather, or time of day, the D*Dynamic can transform into eight different configurations. Its concept is based on the discovery by mathematician Henry Dudeney in 1903 that a square can transform into an equilateral triangle. 

D*Haus Dynamic from The D*Haus Company Ltd on Vimeo.

The external walls become internal walls while the latest become facades. Doors become windows and vice versa. One can then chose to have the bedroom facing east in the summer to see the sun rise, or to have the living room facing west to see it set in the evenings. In the winter, the rooms oriented south will be naturally warmed by the sun.

"An environmental house should also be able to respond and adapt to its surroundings," says architect and co-founder of D*Haus, David Ben Grunberg, who took inspiration from flowers opening and closing every day to take advantage of the best light and keep their energy.

D*Haus's founders are currently in close talks with manufacturers and engineers about building a full-scale working prototype, while London gallery Anise Gallery will be exhibiting their work until 30th November 2012.

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