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Solaleya Domespace Homes Gently Rotate to Catch the Most Sun

Posted By Chris Worrall On June 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Disaster-proof design,gallery,Sustainable Building | 6 Comments



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Solaleya [3]‘s dome homes feature 90 percent wood construction and are insulated with cork [7]. The roofs feature sky-facing windows that suffuse interior spaces with light and an optional feature is a small mechanical structure in the base that allows the domes to rotate. According to Solaleya, turning the house 360 degrees requires roughly the same amount of energy as vacuuming the house once, and in partially-shaded areas this allows the home to maximize the amount of sun absorbed by solar panels on the roof.

Related: Rotating Girasole Home Follows the Australian Sun [8]

While dome-living presents certain challenges such as sloped walls and finding the door, the interior shots of several spaces suggest that owners have found some inspired solutions.

Solaleya [3] domes are the brainchild of Patrick Marsilli, who built his first model in France in 1988. Unsurprisingly, his house drew some stares and inquiries, and his company has since built more than 130 elsewhere in France, and more around the world. Solaleya [3] is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Marsilli’s Domespace Homes [9].

+ Solaleya [3]

+ Domespace Homes [9]

+ West Coast Green [10]


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: http://inhabitat.com/solaleya-domespace-homes/dome02/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/solaleya-domespace-homes/attachment/15216/?extend=1

[3] Solaleya: http://www.solaleya.com/

[4] Chemosphere: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemosphere

[5] FSC-certified wood: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/24/som-cathedral-of-christ-the-light/

[6] MSK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medvedev-Sponheuer-Karnik_scale

[7] cork: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/26/cork-mosaic-table-by-iannone-design/

[8] Related: Rotating Girasole Home Follows the Australian Sun: http://inhabitat.com/rotating-girasole-home-follows-the-australian-sun/

[9] Domespace Homes: http://www.domespace.com

[10] + West Coast Green: http://www.westcoastgreen.com/

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