A house on a windy desert mesa. This house was structured not only to shelter but also to feel the turbulence. The form of the house was designed to allow the turbulent wind blow through the center of the house.
In one way, the house can be imagined like an iceberg indicating a much larger mass below.
The exterior cladding and aluminum rib construction were produced in Kansas city then bolted together on site. The 31 metal panels were produced by A. Zahner Company.
The Turbulence House is not against the harsh climate conditions, on the contrary it is with those conditions. As we mentioned before, the wind can blow throug a tunnel taking place in the centre of the house.
The house has its own cistern for water collection and recycling. Additionally the house is eco-friendly because it does not need to be painted and is free of toxin-emitting materials.
The house can be described as the ideal house of the future because of the interior and exterior features, its versatility and durability.
Photographs are copyright Steven Holl Architects