The Turner House
The Turner House was designed for an open country setting in Westwell standing on the edge of existing woodland looking out over the valley. A PPG7 project.
This design maximises solar gain by using a triple height solar buffer between three towers, all set on a rotating platform borrowed from railway technology.
This ensures that the sun space faces the sun from sunrise to sunset. By slowing down or speeding up the rotation out of coincidence with the sun the building could be either heated or cooled, or a particular view chosen.
Most buildings are heated by secondary, or tertiary heat from the sun, this building uses primary heat for both source and distribution.
A later version of this design received planning approval and is currently