Discover the Lighthouse the glass house that rotates to

Discover the “Lighthouse : the glass house that rotates to capture the perfect sunlight

Home design sometimes brings us ideas that really impress with their versatility. This also applies to the lighthouse, which is designed as a round house with glass walls that can be rotated 360 degrees.

In other words, if the resident wants, they can enjoy the sunrise and later the same day the sunset while being in the same room. Everything is even more interesting because it is a house in a privileged location with lots of greenery and sea views in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Designed by Don Dunick in the 1990s, the lighthouse required dedication and great engineering expertise. After all, a house that rotates requires plumbing and electrical installations that are very different from those of the traditional ones, for example.

There were years of development and bureaucratic hurdles to ensure the viability of the house (now considered a milestone of innovation). Just look:

For a full 360 degree rotation you have to wait 33 minutes in the default setting. At “high speed” you have to wait 15 minutes for the house to rotate completely. And everything works at the push of a button, making it a notsoexciting experience at high speed, but comfortable and quiet, according to those responsible.

In addition to its impressive mechanics, the lighthouse is equipped with climatesensitive technology that can adjust its orientation to make the most of sunlight or a refreshing breeze while maintaining a comfortable internal temperature. The exact details of how this technology works remain a mystery.

What is known is that the house has 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, a modern kitchen and a cozy outdoor area. According to information, the lighthouse, which is coming to market for the first time through Sotheby's International Realty, costs around NZ$ 1 million (more than R$ 3 million in the current renovation).