House with Revolving Observatory


Sketch of a hexagonal sided house with solar panels on the roof. Note the black water reclamation pipes which lead to an underground solar power reservoir which acts as underfloor heating. 90% of the house is built from reclaimed materials or ecological concrete which in turn lowers its carbon emissions by 90%. Built on a reclaimed brownfield site; the house sits in the middle of a development of 90 affordable houses. Why is there 90 of everything? idk:) The house works!! (well it will when ecological concrete becomes more practical i.e. affordable) For more information on ecological concrete visit… Happy reading and Happy Christmas!

ps. The house also incorporates a rotating roof which at times of peak efficiency follows the arc of the sun across the sky to maximise solar efficiency. In addition, the rotator can be used to align the observatory telescope room located on the top floor with the stars you want to look at!

The Animus Dreams of St Gabrielus’s Weather Vane

‘When, On Christmas Day the North Wind blows true I point heavenly in the direction the good wind blows.’

‘And then 364 other days of weather, blow me, I’m left and right and all around, around and around, around and around, around and around.’

‘The birds shit on me, on me, and all around me, all around me, all around me.’

‘The sunshine cracks my paint and makes it blister all over me, all over me, all over me, all over me.’

‘The rain gets into the cracks made by the sun and rusts me all in, rusts me all in, rusts me all in.’

‘On high days and holidays in creatures lives, I hear hollering and see arms and hands pointing with the excited yelps of the young.” Look at the weathervane, they say. ‘Which way is it pointing?’ ‘Can’t they see?’

‘You know something, I don’t believe you can tell which direction the wind is blowing by looking at a weathervane like me any more than you can tell by spitting into the wind. Nobody comes out to check on me, on any day routinely.’

‘The light falls on me then fades away each day, which is what I suggest you do.’

‘Then, when you are refreshed come back and paint me, a nice gold leaf will do.’