Architecture

Modern House uses Water Tank to Hold up Roof

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The Cape Schank House in Victoria, Australia designed by Paul Morgan Architects is a great example of integrated sustainable technology in residences. The most interesting thing at this house is the water tank, the ceiling wraps down to an internal water tank. The tank cools the ambient air temperature of the living room during summer, supplies rain water, and structurally carries the roof load. During winter the tank is drained and wrapped in an insulating jacket. The tank also plays an important role in organizing the living area into four discrete zones: kitchen, living, eating and work. I agree that this water tank might take some space, but the design and implementation is awesome. – Via – Solardecathlon & materialicious

2 comments

  • idigmodern.com February 12, 2008 at 21:51 PM Login to Reply →

    Freshome – Cape Schank House…

    The Cape Schank House is Australia uses a recycled water tank for much than just water storage. This sustainable home is worth a look….

  • Gerlando February 13, 2008 at 04:44 AM Login to Reply →

    I can only imagine how old the novelty would get each time fall rolls around and the tank needs to be drained and wrapped.