DHaus Dynamic Living, a house for all seasons, that opens up when it’s light out, and folds back in when it turns cold. Watch the videos…
A first in the world of architecture, the D*Haus was inspired by the “Haberdashers Formula”, discovered by the mathematician Henry Ernest Dudeney in 1903. He worked out how to turn a perfect square into an equilateral triangle by dissecting the square into four distinct shapes. The D*Haus applies this formula to architecture, creating a house that can be transformed from a square into a triangle, with a multitude of combinations in between.
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. The layout consists of 2 bedrooms, open plan living room and bathroom, but can be adapted to suit different living situations. 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….
Conceived for the harsh, climatic extremes from ‘Lapland to Cape Horn and Aleutians to Auckland’ D*Dynamic can respond dynamically to its environment by controlled adaptation to seasonal, meteorological and astronomical conditions.