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Rotating 'ReActor' house designed and built by PhD student Alex Schweder and artist Ward Shelley in upstate New York

last modified Oct 24, 2016 05:13 PM
Rotating 'ReActor' house designed and built by PhD student Alex Schweder and artist Ward Shelley in upstate New York

Alex Schweder + Ward Shelley's 'ReActor' house rotates atop a concrete column

ReActor’ is the latest work in an experimental, performative series of ‘social relationship architecture’ designed and built by artists alex schweder and ward shelley. this summer, for a total of five days, the architect-artist duo lived in the rotating house, located in upstate new york. the habitable sculpture measures 44-foot by 8-foot (13.4 x 2.4m) and rotates a complete 360-degrees atop a 15-foot (4.5m) concrete column.

For more information visit:

http://www.designboom.com/architecture/reactor-house-alex-schweder-ward-shelley-omi-international-arts-center-new-york-08-21-2016/

Alex is supervised by Prof Koen Steemers and is part of the department’s “Behaviour and Building Performance” research centre.