Architect Piero Ceratti shared with us his concept design, titled ‘Eagle Nest Hut’, for a mountain hut/shelter powered by wind turbines. This alpine hut can be installed in very extreme sites while minimizing the point of contact with the rocky ground. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The main structure consists of four wooden arcs anchored to the rock with eight steel base plates. The secondary structure is realized with four couples of L wooden beams fixed to the four arcs. The interior shell is assembled with pre-formed wooden insulated panels which are 20cm thick. All exterior surfaces are covered with a red metal seam standing.
The hut provides energy with micro wind turbines. Through the rotation of 80 micro turbines, the generators send electrical energy to the 18 lithium battery packs where energy is stored for future use. Located over the changing room, water is supplied by two water tanks filled by a nearby water source. All fixtures within the hut are electrical energy saving such as the use of LED lights.
The hut shell has a high insulation level thanks to the 20cm thick insulation panel that minimizes the impact of extreme weather conditions. A very simple aeration system, controlled with mechanical flaps, completes the system. The passage between the interior and exterior is regulated by the filter created by the two entry doors in order to save the interior climate comfort.