This House on the Coast Can Be Moved to Adapt to the Changing Environment

By: Gurveer Brah - Sep 10, 2015
References: roseandpartners & highsnobiety
This moveable concrete house can be completely uprooted and re-situated while remaining intact. The coastline is changing -- much like the very land this home sits on -- but with stellar design details, this house demonstrates an unparalleled level of functionality.

The 'East House' was developed by Brooklyn-based architects 'Peter Rose and Partners' and is a testament to adaptability. The home is located on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts and is completely constructed out of concrete. The home is mostly surrounded by water, making it prone to potential erosion effects.

The home's unique feature is that it can be completely lifted in place -- including its interior fixtures -- because the floors of the moveable concrete house "are cast in concrete panels." As the environment changes, the home does as well and is an ideal concept for those living in regions that are prone to extreme weather conditions.