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Rotating Domespace House Is Amazing

Why be satisfied with the same old view out of your living room window? Or your bedroom? Or the kitchen?


(Domespace rotating home)

The plans for this moveable model are actually part of French kit home (Wait — there are more of these?), but it was the only one constructed in U.S. And this particular locale, in upstate New York at the foot of a nature preserve, couldn't be better suited.

Lofty ceilings (up to 40 feet at the apex of the dome) and curved windows showcase the woods outside. Indoors, an open kitchen and living room ring the perimeter on the first floor, with a sweeping spiral staircase leading to the bedrooms upstairs. If you're not dizzy yet, check out the curved pattern on the exposed ceiling

Science fiction writers have also made some use of this idea. In his eccentric 1972 novel The Godmakers, Frank Herbert writes about a rotating house:

"Lewis was just telling me how our place is very much like his home on Chargon," Polly said.

"Old-fashioned, but we like it that way," Bullone said. "I don't like the modern trend in architecture. Too mechanical. Give me an old-fashioned tetragon on a central pivot every time."
(Read more about the rotating house)

Via Popular Mechanics.

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