Sliced Steel Silo Turned Into A home.

 

silo green home conversion

When I look at grain silo’s and then seeing these images its not hard to look at them in a completely different way than before. Taking a tall cylindrical building you can either utilize it on multiple levels or slice it up into ground level units.

silo home farm exterior

Elevated solar panels provide shade and power at the same time adding different shapes to the home design.

silo kitchen living room

Each cylinder has been utilised as a specific room and its not hard to see how amazing the place looks and more importantly how you could do a similar project and get some fantastic affects.

silo wood patio deck

The Cornell students on this project were using it as part of the Solar Decathlon utilising both architectural and interior design teams to maximise the home design.

silo solar decathlon house

Amazing design developing the new with the old can’t see any downside.

silo home construction plan

Well maybe one downside, this isn’t a real recycling project but a custom made cylinder prototype of what you could do with a real silo.

silo home architect drawing

Whatever way you look at it is doable at the same time I do have concerns on cutting a silo into sections as this could affect the basic structure especially in the central area. At the same time could be dismantled and reassembled.

Grain Silo’s Into Container Homes

silo homes converted

Many farms are doing just as bad as everything else in the economy right now and it makes sense if you have got a grain silo to put it to better use than sat there empty. Its probably even more value these days as a rental space than storing grain.

The world is getting smaller and more things like silo’s are also being swallowed up by new housing developments that see the farms disappear. But what is there to say the silo has to go? Why not convert it into a rather unique and interesting home instead?

grain silo house conversion

grain silo home converted

Although the design is almost seems like its done as a fad I do wonder how the sound reflection is due to the rounded walls. Does it help with noise in the home? One thing is for sure though is its a low cost home especially if the Silo’s are destined for the scrap heap.

grain silos

The triple silo unit above is actually a hotel complex and not a unique home. Does show what you can do with a bit of land and old farm buildings though.

grain silo rustic home

For the simple and green minded this grain silo home is rather unique but simplistic in design. At the same time does show what you can do with a bit of thought.