The Origami House

How can one build a house that can withstand and adapt to extreme temperatures?

In Norway it’s common to see grass roofs.

In Australia, they have  rotating houses. This week though, I discovered something that took residential housing to a whole new level. In Finland, architect David ben Grunberg‘s has designed an Origami inspired building that can open up and fold into various combinations.

I can’t decide if it’s gimmicky or groundbreaking architecture. Sure, there are enormous initial costs (grass on the roof seems a lot cheaper), but the savings in heating, cooling and lighting costs might make up for it – and you won’t have to mow your roof (or get goats).



2 thoughts on “The Origami House

  1. That is amazing. If the house keeps changing like that, It would probably take me a long time to figure where all my rooms are!

  2. Gimmick. If you think about the transition from square to triangle… external walls will now be inside the house, making it impossible to access certain parts of the house unless there’s huuuuge doors or windows somewhere, at which point I wonder about the house safety… They have houses w/ internal walls that collapse or/and move around… those are cool so that you can convert a homely house w/ lots of nooks and crannys to party central or dinner for 30 people easily.

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