Round deck that rotates - plans?

I visited a friend of a friend who has property on a ridge. There was a really cool deck on the property. The deck was round and has a roof over the whole thing. One half of the deck had a wall with several windows. The other half was open. What made this deck really cool was that it was mounted on a spindle and had wheels in tracks on the perimeter. The whole deck could be turned so that the walled part blocked the wind.
Picture a round deck about 20' in diameter. There is a roof over the whole thing. In the center of the circle is a big spindle that the deck is mounted to. On the perimeter of the deck are solid rubber wheels about every 4'. The wheels roll in a track. The entire deck can be rotated easily by hand. The idea and execution were perfect. I neglected to ask who did the design and construction.
Has anyone seen or heard of plans for a deck like this?
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Mon, Oct 9, 2006, 2:06pm (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com doth queryeth: <snip> Has anyone seen or heard of plans for a deck like this? Deck, no. Same principle, yes.
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J T wrote:

Rotateable summer houses were not uncommon in the UK...
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just go to any civil war shore battery or look at the shore batteries on the east coast.there may be some plans in some of the civil war books.
Len
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leonard wrote:

Automobile turntable. http://www.totalparkingsolutions.co.uk/drive_away_car_turn_table.html
http://www.m2mds.com/hubless_automobile_turntable.htm
Then build house on top.
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Try googling "observatory dome plans"--they generally use a rotating mechanism that sounds similar to what you are describing--you may be able to adapt one of those designs,.

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J. Clarke wrote:

If you put the wheels on the wall or foundation and put the track on the part that rotates above then you will have fewer problems with the wheels having to roll over dirt and debris that finds its way under the deck.
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