margot krasojevic's house harnesses tidal power to generate electricity
 
margot krasojevic's house harnesses tidal power to generate electricity margot krasojevic's house harnesses tidal power to generate electricity
oct 09, 2014

margot krasojevic's house harnesses tidal power to generate electricity

margot krasojevic’s house harnesses tidal power to generate electricity
all images courtesy of margot krasojevic

 

 

 

the ‘hydroelectric tidal house’ by margot krasojevic has foundations embedded into the sand or rock coastline, harnessing tidal wave power to generate electricity. the structure is made up of two shells – the outer, cast in concrete, anchors the residence to the beach, while the inner rises with the tide as it flows around the primary framework.

margot krasojevic hydroelectric tidal house
the structure at low tide

 

 

 

the semi-circular aggregate layer contains solar cells that provide an electrical supply to the living area. the cross section is made from an array of hydraulic mechanisms which cultivate power from a renewable source, the tidal wave. the water’s movements are more predictable than solar and wind energy, making it simpler to find an appropriate location for the technology.

margot krasojevic hydroelectric tidal house
coastal location

margot krasojevic hydroelectric tidal house
electromagnetic induction in the courtyard

 

 

 

the work proposes two types of extruded turbines. the first uses lightweight aluminum chambers, which compress trapped air when a wave breaks into them, creating an electrical current. the second type of sustainable energy uses neodymium magnets to move through wound copper wire tubes, producing a charge as an oscillation pushes and pulls against the extruded chambers with the energy stored in a capacitor. this type of generator is electromagnetically induced.

margot krasojevic hydroelectric tidal house
protruding turbine view

margot krasojevic hydroelectric tidal house
turbine configuration

 

 

 

the inner layer is made from a lightweight non-ferrous alloy monocoque structure that floats within the external bunker as the tide rushes through it. there are three modules in the lounge, making it easy to dismantle according to the functional requirements of the dwelling. correspondingly, the outer surface is clad in a system of cement sections to simplify transport. the form develops a series of channels for water to travel though, resulting in a whirlpool effect, which mimics the massing itself, to maximize the amount of energy it is capable of gathering.

margot krasojevic hydroelectric tidal house
corridor view

margot krasojevic hydroelectric tidal house
plan at high tide

margot krasojevic hydroelectric tidal house
horizontal piston water turbine

margot krasojevic hydroelectric tidal house
striated sections

margot krasojevic hydroelectric tidal house
view underneath

margot krasojevic hydroelectric tidal house
sections

 

 

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