But is it Still Architecture?

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[image via inhabitat]

The Sliding House is a dynamic new country retreat rural England designed by London-based office dRMM. We could talk about the vernacular references or the simple concept—linear building was split into three main components—but who’s really going to notice that stuff when the eponymous distinguishing feature is so damn flashy: A 20 ton sliding wood-sided sleeve. Powered by four small motors embedded in the wall, the autonomous structure surrounds what is essentially a glass farmhouse and offers its residents mutable spaces and light conditions. But what happens when the motors fail? To paraphrase a friend of mine – is it still architecture? Continue reading “But is it Still Architecture?”