Jill Fehrenbacher

PREFAB FRIDAY: Rotating Colani Rotor House

by , 10/27/06

colani rotor house, prefab friday, modular

What the Lazy-Susan has done for efficient dining, the Hanse Rotor House has done for compact living. This spatially smart dwelling is made up of a large open living room surrounding a central core rotating room containing tiny efficient versions of a home’s essential rooms: bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Using a remote control device, you can rotate the rooms around to bring whatever room you want into view of the main living room. Designed for young professionals who need an efficient, space-saving starter home, the Rotor House is a model of compact living.



+ Rotor House from Hanse Haus

via mocoloco

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13 Comments

  1. j0niii March 29, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    where do i put the oven and the fridge???

  2. zeynab December 28, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    that house is very……….I don`t know which word is better for discrib my feel!I think everyone can need live even one day in this house!I hope that I can.
    Thanks a lot

  3. lais ionut November 22, 2007 at 7:49 am

    i want an house like this too i kan do it with my arhitect but i don t know where i kan take that rotor spining tehnology

  4. Dominique November 6, 2007 at 9:04 am

    yes there is a toilet. and as studenthouse very nice. normal studenthouses have often 1 kitchen/shower for 5 people
    and no real privati. there is one problem: you got the first time a nice lady in your bed in the morning you make here a nice meal. you need to turn the bed away and she wil freak out with a extra door this problem kan be solvt
    Dominique

  5. Mr. Lopez June 23, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    I totally dig this concept. How can I get a hold of the manufacturer or plans? What about the pricing? I am all for efficient, compact, and enviromentally friendly housing.

  6. Iron April 27, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    This house is the 1337 times ten. i just want to know how much it is i want one. i would live in a house like that if i got the chance, the structure is so amazing. I also believe that if and when the population of the U.S.A and the world in general increases it will help to save space and it would be more efficient. to have one of these hosues. plus like i said before it is really cool. Price??

  7. chika March 1, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    The house seem rather smallish colani should stick to cars can you imagine a car that has waterfall at the back
    i love the shape paint it pink girls are goner love it.

  8. Olyvia November 19, 2006 at 11:23 pm

    In order for a home of this size to be appreciated it must be more practical and thought out. Bathrooms, toilets are an essential, necessary component to a happy mind & body. Why build a home with so many limitations? For now I’ll reserve judgement until I hear more.
    Perhaps this is just a proto-type to stimulate others to get their own imaginations going and come up with something more realistic and useful in todays world.

  9. Brent B. November 13, 2006 at 11:15 pm

    This house is a step towards what humanity must do regardless of desires or basic needs. Space has become limited and housing costs have sky rocketed, however this seems a reliable way of decreasing the cost and helping the environment. I must say that more should be included in the design such as a larger bed and bathtub, but generally more space for tiny things such as clothes. The design should incorporate more energy efficient aspects, like solar panels on the roof or other things, there are thousands of possibilities!
    I must say that for a family or even a couple this would be a mighty strain, but for one…perfect. It remains to be seen whether this, the miniaturization of homes, will become more widespread, but heck, I wanna get involved! I would buy a house like this.

  10. Greg Porter October 30, 2006 at 9:33 am

    I think the difference between art and architecture might include some basic appreciation of the way the universe actually works. Unless the unused rooms vanish into some alternate dimension when out of sight, there is the same floor space involved as for a conventionally efficient design, except with the Colani you can’t use more than one room at once and have the added cost and space of the motorized turntable and the complexity of the plumbing and electrical connections. I guess if a guest has to use the toilet while dinner is being prepared, they’ll just have to hold it. And heaven forbid you wake up in the middle of the night to use the toilet and can’t find the remote. Yeah, and closets would be nice, too.

    Like most art, definitely better appreciated from a distance…

  11. dr. miguel stroe October 28, 2006 at 2:04 pm

    Would like to learn more like dimensions, price, etc

  12. Monica Larson October 28, 2006 at 1:17 pm

    Not to be a humbug, but this seems more of a concept house than a realistic approach to modern living. Is there a closet in this structure? It doesn’t look like there is even space to put a book or glass of water in the bedroom unit. I wonder about designs that force people to change their basic needs, rather than design that accommodates the reality of how we live day to day.

    Perhaps this unit has storage built in, like some boat cabins, but what I see in the photos is an aesthetic driving structure rather than function. I wonder if a couple has actually lived in this unit for any extended period of time.

  13. Kyle to the Jones October 28, 2006 at 10:36 am

    Now that is an interesting little house! I’m not sure I’d be a huge fan of living in it though… seems too much like living inside A Clockwork Orange.

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