Eco Architecture: ‘Revolutionarium’ prefab by Michael Jantzen generates energy for itself
Eco Factor: Wind and solar powered structure for multiple uses.
Michael Jantzen has always amazed us with some stunning creations that show a different and a green world. Carrying on his efforts to revolutionize urban architecture in a way that is least harmful to the environment, Michael has shared his newest creation, the Revolutionarium, with us. The Revolutionarium is a conceptual design study for a special kind of prefabricated, modular, interactive, functional art structure, designed to stimulate the creativity of its occupants.
The prefabricated structure will be constructed from sustainably grown wood products and other green materials. The structure is 26 feet in diameter and 14 feet high and has a 12ft diameter steel and glass cylindrical structure in the center. The structure consists of four wooden screens, which can be pulled around the cylinder, either to control the amount of sunlight entering the area or to control the degree of privacy required by the people on the inside.
What amazes us most, as always, is the use of a small vertical axis wind turbine to generate renewable electricity for the Revolutionarium. If the conditions where the structure is installed aren’t windy enough, solar panels can be added to supplement the wind turbine. The renewable energy generated by these systems is stored in an underground battery pack. Michael believes that Revolutionarium has many potential uses including a meditation space, yoga center, party house, greenhouse and an office/studio.
Thanks: [Michael Jantzen]