Italian designers Arturo Vittori and Andreas Volger designed a 9-meter tall wooden framework made of bamboo with a special fabric hanging on the inside that’s designed to collect water from condensation. This helps those in the developing world gain access to water quickly and efficiently.
Most residents in remote villages walk several hours a day just for a glass of water. The idea came about after Vitorri began exploring sustainable water methods for remote communities. It was three years in the making but boy will it help rural communities for a lifetime.
Here’s how it works:
The tower consists of a bamboo frame supporting a mesh polyester material inside. Rain, fog and dew condenses against the mesh and trickles down a funnel into a reservoir at the base of the structure. A fabric canopy shades the lower sections of the tower to prevent the collected water from evaporating.
“Warka Water is currently represented by a tower that reaches up to the sky to collect moisture from the air and brings it down by gravity to the people,” Vittori said in an interview with Dezeen.
The tower depends on the weather, however, Vitorri remains dedicated to creating a structure that will capable of providing up to 100 liters of water a day without ever running dry.
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