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Rotating House Lets You Pick Your View

Artist John Körmeling's rotating house has drawn a few looks from passersby in Tilburg. Take a look at the rotating house video below.


(Rotating house in Tilburg video - Draaiend Huis Tilburg)

The house is powered by solar panels; it makes one complete rotation in twenty hours. It's a full-size model house.

Frank Herbert had a more elegant concept in mind when he wrote about the Bullone's rotating house in his 1972 novel The Godmakers:

"I don't like the modern trend in architecture. Too mechanical. Give me an old-fashioned tetragon on a central pivot every time."

"You sound just like my family," Orne said.

"Good! Good! We usually keep the main salon oriented toward the northeast. View of the capital, you know. But if you want the sun, the shade or a breeze in your room, feel free to turn the house on your own."
(Read more about Herbert's rotating house)

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