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Rendering of Smart Building Energy System


Our unwavering focus is on innovation and design services that meet and transcend the demands of the market with exclusive building systems to facilitate energy generation and long-term sustainability. 


OpDes Architecture’s Special Systems comprises of a full range of high-performance buildings and technologies by offering a comprehensive product line of building systems that surpass the expectations of our clients and customers. 

With a focus on an inventory of fully designed buildings in digital space, these myriad typologies are later finalized and configured for varying site conditions into fully assembled structures.

The key advantages of OpDes Architecture Prototype Design methodology include:

  • Time - Predesigned for High Performance

  • Value - Earlier ROI

  • Energy Savings - Integrated Energy Producing Systems

  • Performance Modeling - Reduced Unknowns


Achitectural framework model diagram

Case Study - Bird Feather (WM-II)

Bird Feather (WM-II) is an example of our Prototype Design Process.  

OpDes Architecture entails the development of systems integration of wind technologies into high-rise architecture and is pleased to announce the creation of Bird Feather (WM-III).  Programmed as a mixed-use high-rise, Bird Feather encompasses the best in technology and design to create a new typology of architecture that is designed to provide supplemental access to wind energy, whilst meeting all the comfort requirements of its occupants. 


Bird Feather has been under overall development by OpDes Architecture for several years with its innovative proprietary technologies. It is programmed as a mixed-use high-rise and comprises of a T-shape configuration tapered with voids so as to facilitate smooth air flow around its carefully designed geometry.

BIM model rendering of smart building - Bird Feather

Its basic form consists of a semi-cylinder and rear arm configuration that is designed to facilitate smooth air flow around its geometry.  This curvilinear form reduces drag and enables the integration of various Wind Energy Systems into it form.  The WES (Wind Energy System) consists of a Primary and Secondary system. 


The Primary Systems is a roof mounted 60-degree rotatable variable pitch system that utilizes a tri-blade horizontal axis shaft with a blade span diameter of 150-ft.  The light weight partially translucent blades reduce visible intrusion and drag, and capable of generating up to 2-Megawatts of energy annually.  Best suited in low density urban areas and moderate to arid climates, Bird Feather’s WES provides minimal noise and vibration by i both wind harmonics and structural noise vibration.

Rendering of mechanical energy system of Smart Building

The secondary WES utilizes an embedded Vertical Axial Turbine (VAT) providing energy, vacuum and pump systems that impart additional functional mechanical supplementary energy.  Vacuum systems reduce the need for motorized actuators as well as mechanical water pumps for its plumbing and hydraulic systems. The base of Bird Feather contains programmed spaces for retail and commercial spaces.  These spaces facilitate various needs at the pedestrian scale of the site.

Model section rendering of Smart Building - Bird Feather

Built completely from the ground up to be energy independent, Bird Feather is specifically designed for high performance throughout the year.   It is intended to be both functional energy generating tower best suited for coastal moderately populated centers.  In addition, the unique design of Bird Feather is based on systems that maximize the quality of life for its occupants within a system that provides a multitude of amenities. Interior spaces are adaptable with a customizable cellular system in order to maximize its versatility.

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