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#18366 - 02/25/09 11:50 AM Sliding House
OurBarns1 Offline
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Loc: Cumberland County, Maine
A unique working model in Suffolk; a great idea.

I can imagine the look on the face of my local code enforcement officer here in the US if I approached him w/ this...not to mention a bank...

If you're familiar w/ the project (Ken), was there resistance from code officials?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxmvRDTELy8

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#18372 - 02/26/09 10:58 AM Re: Sliding House [Re: OurBarns1]
bmike Offline
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I wasn't able to listen to audio - but it seems like a 'we did it because we can'.

Does the house move to take advantage of solar gain? That would be something worth looking at - a house on a platter with sliding / rotating capabilities to always be pointed at an ideal angle for temp / solar control based on wind / time of day / season / etc.

I do like the form / shape and how the windows work with the exterior shell. Talk about redundant structures though. Would be cool to see a TF in that glass section.

-Mike
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