This Zero-Energy House Adapts to Changing Weather Conditions

By: Katherine Pendrill - Aug 10, 2015
References: mo-ventus & fastcoexist
'Motus' is a zero-energy house that changes its shape based on current weather conditions. While the idea of a shape-shifting abode may seem futuristic, this home actually alters its form as a way of saving energy.

Motus is a zero-energy home that is built without the typical residential design that is characteristic of conventional architecture. The house is intended to adapt to the changing weather in order to make heating and cooling more efficient. The house is built on a liner track that facilitates easy horizontal movement. Its living area is completely encased in glass, allowing it to open up to the environment and cut the amount of energy needed for lighting.

The home also features a series of solar panels that help to power any devices inside of it. Appealing to eco-conscious home owners, this residence is so efficient that is can run entirely off the power grid.