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Rubik's cube house

(formerly Rubrix cube house - thanks angel)
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Now I'm no architect, but it seems an obvious design advantage to have little box rooms all arranged in a cube shape that can move around relative to eachother. Also makes a handy puzzle. And no need for lifts ever again.
lubbit, Jul 03 2001

(sp) http://www.rubiks.com/
[angel, Jul 03 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Cube http://us.imdb.com/Title?0123755
Not the most pleasant film I've ever seen [-alx, Jul 03 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]

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       If you've ever seen the film 'Cube' (and you're very susceptible to the powers of suggestion), you'd find it impossible to even contemplate living in such a place.
-alx, Jul 03 2001
  

       Haven't seen cube. Like the idea... have an entire city built like this and slide your room to where ever you want to go...
RobertKidney, Jul 03 2001
  

       just saw Cube.....makes me fishbone this suggestion without further thought......
Susen, Jul 04 2001
  

       [Susen]: You left the farm long enough to watch a movie?
angel, Jul 04 2001
  

       A problem would be that if you shuffle rooms like you shuffle a Rubics Cube the internal surface of each rooms that becomes the floor would change and during the change it would be quite chaotic.
Aristotle, Jul 04 2001
  

       Ah yes [Aris], but as the reveresible house showed us (Peter's link), this can also be an advantage. Just have 6 sets of furniture nailed to the wall/floor/ceiling and that's one for each day of the week.   

       As far as I can tell, the reversible house doesn't provide a solution for 'transition' effects either - stand outside and watch ?
lubbit, Jul 04 2001
  

       It would be quite a challenge to implement this idea. How would one turn a layer of cubes, particular a vertical layer? I mean, you can't pick up a house in your hands... And since houses tend to be anchored to the ground, rotation of a vertical layer would cause some rooms to grind into the ground, no?
Dr Furtz, Jul 04 2001
  

       [angel].....yeah, right..... neat little invention called video rental stores.....sent two employees into town for pizza and a movie last night.....movie of choice was Cube (again, my life mirroring the 1/2 B).....next movie will be Sphere just to keep with the theme.....   

       I actually did leave the farm on Sunday...had all four employees in the car with me and was driving along, minding my own damn business, when a stupid/idiotic/young/blond/ditz slammed into me and totaled my car -----the one I bought brand new 13 years ago and have maintained completely so that it would last me 20 years------ fortunately we weren't hurt, except me slightly, as she hit my door/my side of the car ........and people wonder why I hate to leave the farm...... (answer: the rest of the world is crazy)
Susen, Jul 04 2001
  

       oh _sure_, susen, the _rest_ of the world is crazy. <winks knowingly, eyes dart from side to side>
mihali, Jul 04 2001
  

       Baked in sci-fi. In the comic sci-fi novel "Terra" by Stefano Benni, the seat of government for the Sinoeuropean Federation is called the Pyraminx, after the pyramid-shaped Rubik's Cube analog. The building's rooms are capable of rotating just like a real Pyraminx, to create a variety of spaces.   

       It doesn't work too well in the novel- "Last week, the ministers had to meet in the bathroom"- but, hey, nothing in the Sinoeuropean Federation works well, except maybe talk shows.
Uncle Nutsy, Jul 07 2001
  
      
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