New York Starchitects Diller Scofidio + Renfro are everywhere these days doing real buildings, but are well known for their academic exercises that don't get built. Here, with environmental design firm Atelier Ten, they imagine a "guilt-free, sustainable luxury house which thrives on excess", which sounds to me like a contradiction in terms. On a "two acre lot overlooking a rapidly growing city in the southwest" it is designed to accommodate indoor and outdoor living by essentially building two of everything.
It has it all: treadmills that supply power, photovoltaics on the roof, glazing that adjusts transparency to reduce heat gain, an eco-pool with a bottom that rises up to be a top, a lawn on rails that moves from the front to the back depending on desire for sun or shade.
Lots of fun for a theoretical exercise and a good story at ::New York Times