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Want to Live in a Wind Turbine?Want to Live in a Wind Turbine?

Elizabeth Montalbano

February 16, 2015

2 Min Read
Want to Live in a Wind Turbine?

Ever look at the base structure of wind turbines and think it would be a cool place to live? Probably not, but a German designer from Dusseldorf has, and developed a concept to use that space to build apartments sustained by electricity generated by the turbines themselves.

A project from sculptural and architectural designer Goetz Schrader called Wind Pecker imagines pod-like living structures surrounded by windows built into the large base structures of wind turbines. Schrader submitted the project to Design Boom as part of its DIY submissions feature.

These structures envisioned by Schrader in theory can be built in turbines either in large farms in rural areas or even offshore, where boats could shuttle residents to and from their homes. To access the apartments -- which are stacked atop one another like organized Jenga pieces -- inhabitants would use elevators in the turbine's center shaft.

Click on the photo to see some of Schrader's visions for the wind turbine apartment parks of the future.


About the Author(s)

Elizabeth Montalbano

Elizabeth Montalbano has been a professional journalist covering the telecommunications, technology and business sectors since 1998. Prior to her work at Design News, she has previously written news, features and opinion articles for Phone+, CRN (now ChannelWeb), the IDG News Service, Informationweek and CNNMoney, among other publications. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she also has lived and worked in Phoenix, Arizona; San Francisco and New York City. She currently resides in Lagos, Portugal. Montalbano has a bachelor's degree in English/Communications from De Sales University and a master's degree from Arizona State University in creative writing.

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