Iranian architecture firm nextoffice has designed a house with a series of semi-mobile rooms that can be rotated with the push of a button in order to provide extra space and harness sunlight.

The three-storey Sharifi House in Tehran implements a fixed main volume, with mobile parts that adapt to the functional needs of its users. 

Simply by pressing a button, rooms of the first and third floors can either be aligned flush against the fa├žade of the home or rotated perpendicular to the outer wall, depending on the time of day, season or space requirements.

When the turning boxes are closed, the building captures sunlight throughout the space of the central void, which also connects the two fixed volumes by suspended bridges.

The ground floor of the building houses parking and housekeeping rooms, while the two basement floors host the fitness facilities and wellness areas.

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