murtada alkaabi invents ammophila system for habitable wind farms
murtada alkaabi invents ammophila system for habitable wind farms murtada alkaabi invents ammophila system for habitable wind farms
apr 05, 2014

murtada alkaabi invents ammophila system for habitable wind farms

murtada alkaabi invents ammophila system for habitable wind farms
all images courtesy of murtada alkaabi




the ‘ammophila’ designed by murtada alkaabi is a wind farm that can also be used for habitation. the volume consists of demountable panels, making it possible to use the building for different purposes, while a moving façade creates a continuous curtain affect throughout the day. the project is based on combining processes for generating sustainable energy with viable options for living – envisioning a future where the two are seamlessly integrated. the concept differentiates itself from other wind power design as it has the potential to serve as an architectural landmark as well, using the one structure to serve multiple purposes.


nighttime impression


interior render of the living room


diagram of the problem and concepts


exploration of the layout


sections and floor plans


the system for generating energy from wind


sustainability diagram showing the wind energy and reuse of rainwater


façade options – the user is able to design the interior and exterior


the demountable panels make it possible to use the building for different purposes



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