It looks like an oversized red barn at first, but it’s actually a very modern home by architecture and design studio dRMM. This Sliding House in Suffolk, England consists of three separate buildings (house, garage, and guest annex), and was built for multiple purposes, including letting the owners grow food, entertain, and enjoy the surrounding landscape. Each segment is connected by a 20-ton, motor-driven roof which slides up and down the buildings to create constantly changing coverage for the home, and exposes open-air living areas. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
“An escape from static architecture, the house gives its inhabitants endless options for living comfortably and freely during each season. There is even the option to extend the roofing system beyond its current length to cover a swimming pool if the owners want to add one down the line,” says Colossal.