This House Built On A Single Column Can Rotate 360-Degrees

Designed and built by architect-artist duo Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, the 'ReActor' is a habitable sculpture where they lived for a five-day performance.

Courtesy of Art Omi/ © Dora Somosi

 

Recently on display at the OMI International Arts Center in Ghent, New York, was this unique piece of architecture. Designed and built by architect-artist duo Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, the ‘ReActor‘ is a habitable sculpture where they lived for a five-day performance.

 

Designed and built by architect-artist duo Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, the 'ReActor' is a habitable sculpture where they lived for a five-day performance.


The structure, which measures in at 44-foot by 8-foot, rotates 360-degrees and sits on top of a 15-foot concrete column.


Designed and built by architect-artist duo Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, the 'ReActor' is a habitable sculpture where they lived for a five-day performance.

Courtesy of Art Omi/©Richard Barnes

The structure moves and rotates in response to its inhabitants’ movements, exterior forces, and interior conditions.


Designed and built by architect-artist duo Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, the 'ReActor' is a habitable sculpture where they lived for a five-day performance.


Not only does the structure spin, it also tilts.


Designed and built by architect-artist duo Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, the 'ReActor' is a habitable sculpture where they lived for a five-day performance.


And here’s a look at the duo behind it.


Designed and built by architect-artist duo Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, the 'ReActor' is a habitable sculpture where they lived for a five-day performance.

Courtesy of Art Omi/ © Dora Somosi

Watch the video below to really see it in action


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