Sliding House

By Sarah Rich / Published by Dwell
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If ever there were evidence that architectural innovation knows no limits, the Sliding House by London-based de Rijke, Marsh and Morgan (dRMM) is it.

The house, built for a private client, is a 3-in-1 building that slides along railroad tracks recessed into the concrete foundation. A greenhouse-like glass interior structure is exposed through the sliding movement of the red rubber and larch sheaths that form the exterior walls. This creative intervention fulfills the clients' request for a home where they could grow food and enjoy the landscape.

The dramatic functionality of the house is further underscored by the simple farmhouse silhouette. Set in a rural location, it could be just like most other European countryside architecture, but when the concealed interior emerges, it's clear it's a feat of engineering and a shining example of modern architectural creativity.

The house, built by de Rijke, Marsh and Morgan (dRMM), is a 3-in-1 building that slides along railroad tracks recessed into the concrete foundation. A greenhouse-like glass interior structure is exposed through the sliding movement of the red rubber and larch sheaths that form the exterior walls.

Sarah Rich

@sarahrich

When not working in design, Sarah Rich writes, talks and forecasts about food and consumer culture.

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