One of the many distinct features a home might have in the future, is being moved around, literally.
Iranian architects at Next Office created a series of semi-mobile transformational homes that can respond to its environment by adapting to seasonal conditions.
The ability to adapt is a necessary trait required to both survive and thrive in a changing world. But buildings have seldom been able to successfully acclimate to their shifting environments. Which is what makes the new Sharifi-Ha house so cool.
The Sharifi-Ha house offers its residents conventional amenities, such as a gym and a swimming pool, but what makes the home real special is the way its outer rooms can rotate, creating space as they move and also making it adaptable to the seasons and the position of the sun.
Not everyone knows that in Teheran temperature move between cold winters and hot summers, that is why Next Office created the house so that each of the moveable rooms has its own independent rotating base. During the winter they can close up and keep the house warm, whereas during the hot summer, they can be opened up to ventilate the house.
The turning pods on the Sharifi-ha House can rotate 90-degrees to increase the view and to better ventilate the rooms in the summer. As the days become colder, the pods can be turned back in order to provide more protection from the elements. The pods are turned using a German-built motor that is often used for revolving theatre sets and car shows.
It only takes a touch of a button and the house’s three outer rooms, the breakfast room, the guest room and the office, can rotate out in such a way that they hang over the street, letting light in and opening up terrace space.
Having this adaptable space gives inhabitants the opportunity to customize it based on their needs.
A home office or breakfast room can transform its appearance depending on the time of year and occasion. There’s always the possibility of having different seasonal or lighting scenarios, meaning residents have even more say in its functionality and decor.
And with space hard to come by in the urban areas of Tehran, the house’s innovative design maximizes the livable area of its footprint.