The next generation of buildings?

For many years, a south facing house has been a key selling point for many prospective buyers, but now there is the potential to be south facing all day long.

Rotating buildings have been around since the mid 1930s with the Villa Girasole rotating on a set of rails and wheels, but the idea of a house that tracks the sun is becoming more advanced.

Buildings, while still using a motor to help the process along, are looking to solar and wind energy to power their buildings, with some rotating buildings needing as little energy as a hairdryer to move.

One of the most visually exciting projects on the go at the moment is the Dynamic Skyscraper, which is composed of 80 floors, wrapped around a central tower. The whole thing is powered by wind and solar energy and allows each floor’s resident to determine the speed of their rotation.

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