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Harry Potter-style house designed in Iran

At the touch of a button three rooms will rotate in a style similar to Hogwarts School

Harry Potter-style house designed in Iran

At the touch of a button three rooms will rotate at a home in Iran designed by architects Nextoffice.

In the style of Harry Potter's Hogwarts School for young wizards, the rooms turn around and can fold into the building or project out overhanging the street.

The seven-storey Sharifi-Ha house in Tehran features a gym and a swimming pool. But what makes it extraordinary is by using the push-button technology three rooms - the breakfast room, guest room and office - can rotate out, letting light in and creating terrace space.

Each room works on its own rotating base.

The house is inspired by the traditional Iranian home, which has both a summer and winter living room to reflect the stark difference in the seasons' temperatures. In the summer the rooms can be opened up, allowing light in, providing ventilation and also creating terrace space, while in winter they can be closed up to keep the building warm.

The house has two basement floors, which house the gym and other leisure facilities such as a billiards table. The ground floor has room for parking and the housekeeper's living area; the first and second floors are the main living space, with the kitchen, living room and even piano area, while the top two floors have the bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as another kitchen and more living space.

It was designed by Iranian architects Nextoffice. A spokesman for the company said: “The house adapts to the functional needs of its users.

“Depending on whether there is a guest or not, the guest room - on the second floor - can be reconfigured for different purposes.

“Similarly, home offices and breakfast rooms can change the formality of their appearance according to their residents' desires.

“There is always the possibility of having different seasonal or lighting scenarios because of this style.”

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