Wind Turbine Loft
Residential units are situated within the volumes of off-shore turbine nacelles.
Morphocode works at the intersection of design and technology. This Bulgarian studio designed a loft to live and work in a very special environment: the top of a wind turbine.
This landscape remains hidden for most of the people.
Offshore wind turbines have dramatically increased in size, and therefore the need for expert monitoring has become essential. Several hundred wind turbines form a large wind farm are currently distributed over a large body of water. They create endless arrays of turbine towers in that lonely landscape. This odd and isolated site remains unknown for many people and was seen only by a few, who are meant to maintain them.
Wind Turbine Loft proposes the installation of a residential unit within the volume of the nacelle that would also provide home for technicians who are in charge of taking care of the equipment.
The inhabitants will take care of the technical inspections, the monitoring and the diagnostics of the equipment.
Wind turbines need to be continually tested and controlled to perform at their best. The inhabitants of the lofts shall take care of the technical inspections, the monitoring and the diagnostics of the equipment, and to extend the turbine’s life span.
Working and living environment is combined in the same concept and space.
The idea is to domesticate a space originally made for industrial use. At the same time it evokes a spatial intention that resonates with Marcus Field’s statement on the essence of the loft concept: “Lofts were once simply spaces, nothing more than mere space.”Wind Turbine Loft , Residential
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