‘hydroelectic waterfall prison’ by margot krasojevic, pacific oceanall images courtesy of dr. margot krasojevic

 

 

 

dr. margot krasojevic uses the parameters of digital technology to analyze and create spaces deep-seated with the psychology of its inhabitants. the intangible mental exchanges that occur in architecture create a basis for her designs and often serve multiple purposes. in ‘hydroelectric waterfall prison’ a penitentiary becomes a power station, using the off-shore site of the pacific ocean to generate energy using a ring of wave converters along the main concrete structure. 

hydroelectric waterfall prison by margot krasojevicthe jail in the context of the pacific ocean images © margot krasojevic

 

 

 

the steel reinforced material allows the vertical form to accommodate a floating, tension leg platform tethered to the seabed. tyson turbines further stabilize four semi-submersible columns and bolster a series of cantilevered loops that distribute the weigh of the building. ocean water pumped up to the main concrete structure is distributed to a fiber-clad surface that regulates the pressure of the water as it falls on the turbines. a shaft in the building powers an electrical generator that runs energy to the mainland. in this way, the jail contributes to the harnessing of electricity. holographic filtered glass panels are embedded in a web of reinforced steel creating a layered effect of interior prison life and the surreal ocean surroundings. additionally, inmate’s cells are lined with semi-transparent optical mirror which provides superimposed views into and through the cells, creating a faux-open plan space. these architectonic gestures make the foucauldian idea of the panopticon more complex by fracturing the boundaries of the building and rendering it a kaleidoscopic observatory.

hydroelectric waterfall prison by margot krasojevicview of the recreational chamber image © margot krasojevic

 

 

hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic a view of the overall form image © margot krasojevic

hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


the waterfall generates energy for the building
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


the tethered structure is in the middle of the pacific ocean
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


holographic glass views
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


detail of the fibrous nozzling surface
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


exterior detail
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a helipad and viewing station are attached
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


glass pattern facade
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


water wall
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


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recreation cell interior
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exploded sequence
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


section circulation
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


section through circulation
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


a view of the overall pattern
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


axonometric sequence
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


section of turbines
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


section of turbines
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section of turbines
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


a view of the overall pattern
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


water circulation plan
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


structural glass framework
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


mirrored cell plan
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


section 1
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


section 2
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hydroelectric prison by margot krasojevic


board
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