Fully Rotating House Built In Italian Countryside
Balanced on a central pillar, the octagonal house can be mechanically rotated in both directions to give its owner varied views. The rotation is also used to direct the house's solar panels towards the sun. Villa Girasole is an experimental two-storey house built in the 1930s by architects Angelo Invernizzi and Ettore Fagiuoli, which revolves on circular tracks around a central point. "There wasn't an existing project to take inspiration from, but we wanted to rediscovered the futuristic avant-garde appeal of Villa Girasole," said Rossi. "In a sense, it was like finding a father again." Located near the city of Rimini, Rossi's house was constructed by Italian building contractor ProTek. The challenge was to keep the building lightweight and to allow it withstand traumas caused by its rotation.
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