The initial thoughts would be contamination but then again depends where in the world the oil silo’s are as environmental laws may actually force things beyond what most people would assume.
This idea by PinkCloud.DK is a clever one where it sees new sustainable buildings and homes developed out of portable and already well sealed structures.
Never seen one before? That’s what I was thinking but at least 50,000 of these structures are in existence.
May not seem practical today but may be tomorrow, the important thing is people are thinking out of the box with recycling and practical usage of obsolete buildings.
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.
Elevated solar panels provide shade and power at the same time adding different shapes to the home design.
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.
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.
Amazing design developing the new with the old can’t see any downside.
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.
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.