The Heliotrop House Rotates with the Sun
Published: Jun 13, 2010
Updated: Jul 19 2011
German architect Rolf Disch has designed a record-breaking house that gives maximum access to daylight with the help of solar collectors. The Heliotrop House features a rotating mechanism that allows it to generate up to six times more energy than the requirement. The Heliotrop House also features a rooftop deck with railings supported by passively-heated water pipes. The most notable feature of the house is the varied seasonal heating system.
Implications - Eco-conscious consumers are constantly seeking new methods of making their lifestyles greener. They have a great interest in sustainable green structures, as they reduce both their carbon footprint and their bills. Architectural firms can appeal to eco-friendly demographics by designing sustainable living spaces.