There are a number of ways that you can go about making a futuristic house, but why dilly-dally with "modern architecture" and solar cells to make your house seem more futuristic when you can make your house transform into Houseatron? Yep, that's right, Houseatron, the latest of the Transformers (houses in disguise?).
Ross Russell and his wife Sally wanted something different for their house. Their house, called the "Sliding House," is a house that basically has an outer sleeve than can be retracted from the house whenever they please. This leaves a house that's mostly made of windows allowing in as much sun as Ross and Sally desire. The architecture was designed with the help of Alex DeRijke.
The house, located in Suffolk, VA, was made to enjoy in the mountains, the weather, and the surroundings. If they want to enjoy the weather and local environment, all they have to do is turn on the four small electric motors which retract the sleeve in only six minutes and very quietly. In the winter they can keep the "sleeve" over the house to keep them warm, and in the summer on a nice day they can keep the "sleeve" off.
So if you're still waiting for the Transformers to enter our world and become a real thing, then wait no longer, because Houseatron is near. I suppose it's an Autobot because it protects people from the weather and surrondings...
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