An Office Complex Constructed from Wind Turbines

An Office Complex Constructed from Wind Turbines

Trent Johnson
Nov 11, 2010

T Baily specializes in civil and industrial construction, including wind turbines, so it's only fitting that their new headquarters would reflect what they do: large scale industrial construction. Their new home will be a 11,700sf office space that explores the use of experimental materials, namely pipes used in wind turbine towers.

Looking like something out of the future, the new office suite was designed by Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects, and is made from wind turbine parts. Visitors will enter the building and climb to the main office space via a horizontally placed 22' diameter pipe. The pipe houses a skylight and large fan to ventilate the main office floor, and is powered by solar energy.

Materials throughout the space are unfinished, and include concrete floors, unfinished steel, and exposed structure for a raw, industrial feel. Further green features include diverting rainwater into an adjoining rain garden and minimizing the use of toxic materials.

Olson Kundig Architects Via Inhabitat

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