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

violent volumes: california roll house

‘california roll house’ by violent volumesimage © violent volumes

 

 

a structure which self-adapts to its extreme environment, the prefabricated ‘california roll house’ by korean practice violent volumes uses the latestin 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 stairsimage © violent volumes

 

 

glass facades change transparencies with the click of a buttonimage © violent volumes

 

 

shaded interiorimage © violent volumes

 

 

floor plan / level 0

 

 

floor plan / level 1

 

 

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front door entrance sequence

 

 

hydraulic door axonometric

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