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In 1903, an English mathematician called Henry Ernest Dudney worked out how to transform a perfect square into a perfect equilateral triangle. The idea itself is amazing but when the formula is applied to architecture the possibilities are endless, achieving a state of the art house design.
The transformation implies dividing the square into four different shapes that can be rearranged into the triangle. Considering the infinite amount of shapes and applications this concept presents, The DHaus Company in UK has chosen to fixate and develop the geometric trick. The designers, David Ben Grünberg and Daniel Woolfson claim that the state of the art house can be used anywhere in the world and would accommodate any climate. The project was first conceived as part of Grünberg graduation project: ”It was originally devised as a home for Lapland to deal with extreme temperatures. Not many people know it, but they have warm summers and also really cold winters.”
The D*Dynamic can metamorphosize into eight different configurations. Its immense flexibility allows it to adapt to winter and summer, night and day. The internal walls become external, the windows become doors and so the house can become anything the inhabitants need it to be. The rooms fold out on rails allowing a the smooth relocation of each partition. Even if this state of the art house is still a prototype it will eventually be produced on a large scale which will represent an affordable housing solution, easy to assemble and arranged anywhere. This sort of projects are exactly what society needs. Not a entirely new way of living but an upgrade of the traditional house by applying new technologies. We claim to be very high tech and are always surrounded by gadgets and stuff like that but we neglect our impact on the environment which is largely due to construction. It’s time we really embraced technology and used it to help our planet as well.
Description from the designers:
„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….
For example, in the summer plan, bedroom one faces East and watches the sun rise as you wake up. One can rotate the house so that the user is constantly in sunlight, while the house generates energy through its solar panels. The house is a product of an applied mathematical realization. Thus from a manufacturing point of view the design deploys only one set of materials to achieve the flexible possibilities which its design invites. ”
Photo courtesy to AVR London