Modern Architecture: Periscope House (13 pics)


London-based Marks Barfield Architects have designed a house where sections can be elevated like a periscope at the touch of a button.

Called Villa Hush Hush, the building would be divided into four rectangular zones, two of which could be elevated. A mechanism would push the support columns out of the ground, elevating parts of the building by up to 131 feet (40 meters).

Villa Hush Hush is designed as a spectacular new home concept that can disappear into a landscape, or be lifted above the treetops to provide wonderful panoramic views. The project has been privately commissioned and currently has planning permission.


Marks Barfield Architects website
via dezeen

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