“A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn’t there.”
We’re not sure why London-based architecture studio D*Haus chose to include that Charles Darwin quote with the brief for their latest project unless it was done to point out that, despite the long odds, they’ve been able to locate their proverbial cat in the form of the Devon House.
Blessed with a rotating top floor with three sides instead of nine lives, the Devon House’s triangular top rests on top of a circular first floor that offers stationary support. Thanks to the home’s unique design, residents can change the view from the upper floor whenever they want.
"Split into three separate spaces (main bedroom, kitchen and living room), the top of the home also has access to an open rooftop landscape that doubles as an observatory at night.
Our client dreamt of waking up in their bed with views across this landscape and then having the ability to rotate the living room and kitchen so that they could enjoy the same view throughout the day," the D*Haus design team told Dezeen.
Sadly, the home is still in the conceptual phase but D*Haus’ black cat of a design was greenlighted to break ground back in April. Until it actually does, here are some spec shots:
Rotating House (5 images)