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violent volumes: california roll house
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jan 12, 2013
violent volumes: california roll house


‘california roll house’ by violent volumes
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a structure which self-adapts to its extreme environment, the prefabricated ‘california roll house’ by korean practice violent volumes uses the latest
in sustainable technologies and mechanized systems to maintain a comfortable atmosphere in the desert surrounding. a carbon fiber truss frame
system supports the irregular wrapping form, providing a lightweight and strong skeleton on which a solid exterior shell is attached to reflect the
intense sun. transparent glass panels change opacity automatically with the angle of the sun to absorb the nighttime coolth and reject the daytime
solar gain. the roof element then transforms into an entry courtyard, providing a flat artificial ground plane from which one can enter the hydraulically-
powered door, which is the only door in and out of the house and services all spaces. interior curtains subdivide the rooms for privacy, with skylights
for extra light.

 

 


exterior coutryard and entrance stairs
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glass facades change transparencies with the click of a button
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shaded interior
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floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level 1

 

 


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front door entrance sequence

 

 


hydraulic door axonometric

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