A homethat will put you in a spin: The rotating apartment building where everyonelives in the penthouse
Adesigner has developed a futuristic concept that solves the issue of housinginequality.
Taiwaneseindustrial designer Shin Kuo came up with an idea of aspinning apartment building for his thesis project at the San Francisco Academyof Art University, which he titled Turn to the Future.
Theresult was a building where each unit moves down a roller-coaster style trackthat wraps about a 27 story frame - offering ever-changing 360 degree views ofthe city around.
The building moves on a 'pre-determined timeline' and once a unit reaches thebottom floor, it is pulled back to the top again by a crane system.
Inorder to ensure safety, before each move the doors to the apartments will belocked and gas, electric and water lines detach before automaticallyreattaching at the next destination port.
Kuo said that he thought up theidea as a solution to the problem of wealthy residents always getting the bestview in high-rise buildings.
'According to my research, urbanization has become a big trend in the world.Because of that, buildings will become higher and higher, and more and morepeople who live in the lower floors of buildings will get their viewblocked.
'Basedon the results from both the Asian and the American market research, there is a[difference] in sales or rental prices between the lower floor units and higherfloor units in the same building.
In thefuture, all the top floors of buildings will be owned by people with very highincomes and the middle to lower income people will only have a limited viewfrom their living spaces,' Kuo wrote.
Kuotold theHuffington Post that he's currently lookingfor an investor to help make a smaller five-story version of his plan, and saysthat the idea could be used as a hotel or luxury building, in addition to anapartment building.
Saint H1tler, Name the Royal Baby F U H RER, United Kingdom, 9 hours ago
Soundslike an excuse for charging everyone the penthouse price.
Prinn, Hill Valley, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago
Thanks,but I'd rather not have to spend my time trying to remember what floor my ever-movingflat has been shunted to. I kind of like my home to stay where I left it.
douginmi, g lk, United States, 8 hours ago
Notfor heavy drinkers.
Liz, Boston, 9 hours ago
Moremoving parts mean more things that to break. Good in theory, bad inapplication.
Its a Weird World, Grimsby, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago
Don'teven start me on how the water and drainage would work, connect disconnectetc.. The potential for seriously messy problems is mindblowing.