Sunday, September 14, 2008

Rotating house, Belgium

It's not everyday that Wavre, Belgium gets to be the subject of an article in the New York edition of the New York Times. But on September 2nd an article was published to celebrate the 50 years of a rotating house built by François Massau. In these days of $100 dollar oil the concept of rotating buildings to capture solar energy is catching on. But after having built 3 heliotropic "a la sun flower" houses François Massau never achieved financial or architectural recognition. Talk about being in advance of his time! Take a look at the video to see what architects are planning in Dubai in the field of dynamic architecture.