“There should be no end to experimentation…
ZAHA HADID (1950 – 2016)
SHAPE SHIFTING HOUSE
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.
“The home that covers every angle.
THE SUNDAY TIMES
LIKE A RUBIKS CUBE
In the winter time, the house is in a square formation, with small windows and high thermal mass. It literally hugs itself. As the season’s change and the 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.
IT MIMICS NATURE
Solar radiation from the Sun can have a significant impact on a building’s 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.
WINTER HAUS / SUMMER HAUS
HOW IT WORKS
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.
A KIT OF PARTS
EIGHT HOUSES IN ONE
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.
“Some of the most dynamic and inspiring design ideas of 2012 came from the DHaus Company