Hydroelectric Tidal House

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Hydroelectric Tidal House

Marine Building Proposal in Cape Town, South Africa – design by Margot Krasojevic architect

11 Nov 2016

Hydroelectric Tidal House

Design: Dr Margot Krasojevic, architect

Location: Llandudno, Cape Town

The Hydroelectric Tidal House has foundations embedded into the sand or rock coastline, harnessing tidal wave power to generate electricity.

Hydroelectric Tidal House

Hydroelectric Tidal House

The structure is made up of two shells- the outer, cast in concrete, anchors the house to the beach whilst the inner shell rises with the tide as it flows around the primary structure.

Hydroelectric Tidal House

Hydroelectric Tidal House

The semi circular concrete shell contains solar cells that provide an electrical supply to the living area, the cross section is made from an array of hydraulic tidal turbines which generate electricity from a renewable source of energy, the tidal wave.

Hydroelectric Tidal House

Hydroelectric Tidal House

Tides are more predictable than solar and wind energy making it simpler to find an appropriate location to harness this renewable energy source.

Hydroelectric Tidal House

Hydroelectric Tidal House

There are two types of extruded turbine, one type uses lightweight aluminium chambers which compress air trapped in the chamber when a wave breaks into them, this kinetic energy creates an electrical current similar to wind turbines.

Hydroelectric Tidal House

Hydroelectric Tidal House

The second type of sustainable energy uses neodymium magnets to move through wound copper wire tubes inducing an electrical current as a wave pushes and pulls against the extruded chambers, the electrical energy can be stored in a capacitor.

Hydroelectric Tidal House

Hydroelectric Tidal House

This type of electrical generator is electromagnetically induced. The inner shell is made from a lightweight non-ferrous aluminium monocoque structure that floats within the external bunker as the tide rushes through it.

Hydroelectric Tidal House

Hydroelectric Tidal House

There are three modules to the living area making it easy to dismantle according to the functional requirements of the house.

Hydroelectric Tidal House

Hydroelectric Tidal House

The outer shell is clad in a framework of cast concrete sections making it easier to transport.

Hydroelectric Tidal House

The form creates a series of channels for water to travel though creating a whirlpool effect which mimics the beachcomber house itself, in order to trap as much tidal energy throughout it’s structure.

Hydroelectric Tidal House

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Hydroelectric Tidal House

Website: Llandudno, Cape Town