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This otherworldly home has a motorized porch that moves with the sun

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28.05.2019

The Quadrant House is one of those homes that reveals itself as more clever and beautiful, the more you look at it. It’s also a great example of how kinetic architecture–or buildings that move–can be extremely practical.

According to Robert Konieczny, the founder of KWK Promes, an architecture studio in Katowice, Poland, the project began with a very simple request from the clients: “They wanted a simple, sunny, and relaxing house that, in some way, would be responsive to the movements of the sun.”

His creative work started with a straight rectangular block, which was placed perpendicular to the street on a suburban property plot somewhere in central Poland. The client also........

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