I'm having a small essay about kinetic architecture too, and I think that I can give you some clues to search for:
try finding out about oosterhuis and his e-motive house (there is a book: Hyperbodies-towards an e-motive Architecture)
kinetic design group MIT
also search for intelligent architecture and smart houses
An internet addresse that seemed quite helpful:http://www.iit.edu
If I find more about the subject. i'll contact you again. Hope to have helped.
If you find anything interesting, I would be grateful if you let me know too.