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.
In the winter time, the house is in a square formation, with small windows and high thermal mass. It literally hugs itself. As the seasons change and 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.
In 1908 an English mathematician called Henry Ernest Dudeney worked out how to turn a perfect square into a perfect equilateral triangle by dissecting the square in to 4 distinct shapes, these shapes can be rearranged into the triangle.
This concept alone is fascinating but and the possibilities are endless when applying the formula to world of architecture and design. The animation below is a concept diagram of the stages of transition that the formula creates. The Formula has 8 fixed positions this means you can literally have 8 House in 1.
Solar radiation from the Sun can have a significant impact on a buildings 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 utilized to heat spaces in winter, provide hot water, and even generate ventilation for cooling in summer.
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.
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.