N55 - Walking House

Danish artists N55 bring their Walking House to Wysing following an Interact placement.

The concept of the Walking House came out of N55’s residency at Wysing in 2007, during which they researched the lifestyles and legal concerns relating to some of Cambridge’s community of people of traveller origin. N55 have taken the historic model of the 18th century Romani horse carriage and re-worked it for the 21st century. Working closely with specialists at MIT Institute of Engineering in Massachusetts they have built subsequently built a fully functioning Walking House – the house walks using adapted linear actuators. The design allows the structure to move slowly at the same pace as a human can walk, about 5km an hour in real terms.

Walking House is a modular system that allows people to live a peaceful nomadic life, moving slowly through the landscape with minimal impact on the environment. It collects energy from its surroundings using solar and wind power, it is not reliant on any road infrastructure and can move on all types of terrain.

The Walking House adapts to people rather than people having to adapt to the house, so by adding further modules human social needs and changing demands from single living occupancy changing to families can be accommodated. Walking House forms various sizes of communities – even walking villages when two or more units are added together.

Visit Wysing and see the designs, manuals and concepts for the Walking House for yourself and experience the structure as it moves through the rural landscape in and around Wysing’s 11 acre site.
N55 - Walking House

Event Title: N55 - Walking House
Postcode: CB23 2TX UK
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