29 Apr '16, 6pm

Rotating dome house swivels 348 degrees to escape wind and sun

Rotating dome house swivels 348 degrees to escape wind and sun

Imagine sitting on your porch and a fierce wind picks up, knocking over chairs and drinks. Then imagine hitting a button that allows the entire top floor of your home to rotate up to 348 degrees so you can block that wind. Welcome to Galiläi, a sculptural 19,000 square foot masterpiece overlooking False Bay in the Western Cape province of South Africa that has just this capability. Located in the Spanish Farm suburb of Somerset West and designed by Raymond Alexander , the two story Daliesque dwelling is an engineering, design and material feat.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/sculptural-dome-house-in-south-afric...

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