ReActor—a house that spins and tilts

Located in upstate New York at the OMI International Arts Center’s Architecture Field. It can rotate 360 degrees, blown by the wind, but also tilts up and down based on the movement of its inhabitants. From the YouTube description:

ReActor is the newest work in an experimental, performative series of "social relationship architecture" designed and built by internationally renowned architect-artist duo Alex Schweder + Ward Shelley…. ReActor is a habitable sculpture, where Schweder + Shelley will live in full view of Omi's audience. The 44-foot by 8-foot structure rotates 360-degrees atop a 15-foot concrete column in response to its inhabitants' movements, exterior forces, and interior conditions, making visible the intimate relationship between architecture and its inhabitants.

The question I can't find answered is if they put any plumbing inside of it, and if so, how.

More info: AlexSchweder.com

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Oct 26, 2018
     Category: Architecture | Art





Comments
They didn't see the need as there aren't any walls to hide anything from view. You're expected to squat off the edge of the platform like they did in olden times. And I bet there's a wash basin as well for tidying up.
I like to think there's a long pole somewhere handy whereby the occupants can guide their house around in circles much like the gondaleers.
Posted by Jessica on 10/26/18 at 10:15 AM
You can't see the sink?
Posted by John on 10/26/18 at 11:17 AM
Rotary plumbing unions are available in a wide variety of sizes and capacities. One handling only water and sewage, with a slip ring for electrical, is an off-the-shelf item. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bADVKJlvvGc

I think this project is lame because it obviously disregards all the principles of Feng Shui. Each activity you do needs to be oriented according to the flow of energies. For example: a bed facing west brings contentment, facing southwest calms your body, etc.. A house/bed that swings at whim in any direction could wreck havoc: if it starts southeast and then turns northeast, your creativity will be greatly enhanced just before the nightmares begin!

Posted by Phideaux on 10/26/18 at 11:36 AM
Oh, good. They invented a teeter-totter. What say it's time we swapped around the stale, overused adjectives. We could have:

An elite architect-artist
A premium congressional panel
An internationally renowned special forces team
Blue-ribbon gasoline

It looks like their contraption may have some plumbing in that center, unglassed section. It could be attached with swivels or hoses.
Posted by Virtual on 10/26/18 at 12:03 PM
It reminds me of a railroad boxcar - something I would not think of as a dwelling.
Posted by KDP on 10/26/18 at 12:31 PM
Phideaux, 30+ years ago I worked for a startup company that was failing. The Chinese owner decided that the arrangement of the office needed to be changed in consonance with Feng Shui (which I had never heard of). After everything was moved around, the company continued to fail.
Posted by ges on 10/26/18 at 03:16 PM
Wait.... How do they get in and out of it?
Posted by Kate on 10/26/18 at 09:54 PM
It looks like the inhabitants are Buddhist monks, so they can override Feng Shui. And they probably just levitate to get up to the house from the ground.
Posted by Virtual on 10/27/18 at 12:54 PM
It's 13 meters by 2 1/2 meters by one floor. That's not a house, that's a shipping container.
Posted by Richard Bos on 10/28/18 at 07:57 AM
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