Posted by Cormac at rotatinghomes.com on September 25, 2002 at 13:49:31:
In Reply to: ArchWeek - Revolutionary Domes posted by Kevin Matthews on September 19, 2002 at 11:04:29:
Further to Mr. Vencat's commentary here in the article
Rotating homes have been around long before a fellow named Patrick Marsilli came about - if personages are seeking credit then the credit to the basic upper shell shape to the rotating design should go to another person in France who built one home (he never did commercialized them to our knowledge)
Like almost all architectural developments, inspiration comes from literally "building the better mousetrap" idea which Patrick Marsilli then did for the design he produced from this fellow's design (incidentally Patrick Marsilli then tried to sue this fellow for design rights which were thrown out of court in France) Subsequently Patrick Marsilli run into considerable trouble in France with both clients and business associates and ultimately went bankrupt. Mr. Vencat's claim that they have a French judgement against SUNSPACE is without merit as it too was thrown out of French court. As readers, I would ask him to send to you a copy of the French judgement as it is something we have never heard of in North America and his process of a court action against Sunspace in the U.S. and Canada again is a fabrication as we have now been around since 1997 without any court action being filed.
Furthermore Shiva Vencat comment that they are working
on their first dome in the United States is TRUE and well they have been trying to build that house for approximately the last 2.5 years
Another comment of interest was from a reader in the USA who had looked at both us and the French company and found that the design differed in terms of ceiling heights, materials used, our ability to meet the building code standards and the fact that we are considerably less expensive and that we were the first to build in both Canada and the United States.
Cheers to all that appreciate good architecture and believe in a competive and free market.
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