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A D*HAUS FOR ALL SEASONS

IT COVERS EVERY ANGLE

Conceived for the harsh, climatic extremes from 'Lapland to Cape Horn and Aleutians to Auckland' The D*Haus concept can respond dynamically to its environment by controlled adaptation to seasonal, meteorological and astronomical conditions.

The flexibility of the D*Haus allows adaptation from winter to summer, and day to night by literally moving inside itself. The thick heavy external walls unfold into internal walls allowing glass internal walls to become facades. Doors become windows and vice versa.

CONCEPT

WINTER HOUSE / SUMMER HOUSE

In the winter time, the house is in a square formation, with small windows and high thermal mass. It literally hugs itself. As the seasons change and climate warms, the house opens up, like a flower opens up to allow light and air to penetrate the inside of the building offering full panoramic views of the surroundings.

D*Dynamic literally unfolds itself like a Rubiks Cube. The internal walls become external walls, doors become windows and windows become doors. A house like this has never been done before in the history of architecture and we believe that creating buildings that can adapt and change is a much more sustainable way of living.

THE HABERDASHERS FORMULA

APPLIED MATHEMATICS

In 1908 an English mathematician called Henry Ernest Dudeney worked out how to turn a perfect square into a perfect equilateral triangle by dissecting the square in to 4 distinct shapes, these shapes can be rearranged into the triangle. This concept alone is fascinating but and the possibilities are endless when applying the formula to world of architecture and design. The animation below is a concept diagram of the stages of transition that the formula creates. The Formula has 8 fixed positions this means you can literally have 8 House in 1.

ECOLOGICAL

IT MIMICS NATURE

Over the course of the year D*Haus changes form to respond to its environment. It mimics nature. The house opens up to respond to the environmental conditions, much like a flower opening over the course of a day.

Solar radiation from the Sun can have a significant impact on a buildings performance. Whilst often a source of overheating due to inadequate controls, with thoughtful design it can provide a cheap and abundant source of energy in your building. This energy can be utilised to heat spaces in winter, provide hot water, and even generate ventilation for cooling in summer.

SUSTAINABLE

HOW IT WORKS

The D*Dynamic can change its shape and its perspective both seasonally and throughout the course, not only dawn to dusk but also twilight to sunrise. The house is designed to take advantage of site specific environmental conditions of the location on which it sits. D*Dynamic can be positioned relative to both the angle of the sun and the views of the surrounding landscape.

When in triangle formation, D*Dynamic is orientated due south. Its south east facade which contains bedrooms which are all glazed, means that as you wake up in the morning you can watch the sun rise. After a day’s activities, the user can come home and watch the sun set in the south west facing living rooms and kitchen.

MANUFACTURING

8 HOUSES IN 1

The house is a product of an applied mathematical realisation. Thus from a manufacturing point of view the design deploys only one set of materials to achieve the flexible possibilities which its design invites. This means that less waste is produced during the manufacturing process, and from a mass-production point of view, D*Dynmaic offers savings in both time and materials.

By utilising the Haberdashers formula, the D*Haus range also takes advantage of the manufacturing and design possibilites that the formula allows:

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