Rotating house as artwork


John Körmelings’ house on rails was unveiled yesterday in Tilburg. The artwork is an actual, yet uninhabited house on rails that travels along the inside of a roundabout, the Hasseltrotonde. Originally the speed was planned at one round per hour, and currently it is turning at that speed for testing purposes. However, the city council thought that was too fast and the house will be slowed down to 0.000758 RPM (or 1.09 rounds per day) later on.

Körmeling’s idea behind the house was to reverse roles: at a roundabout the cars tend to run circles while the background remains static.

Via Jong Nieuws (Dutch) and Eindhovens Dagblad (Dutch). Photo: Stinkfinger Producties. More photos here and here.


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