This crazy-looking tower creates 25 gallons of drinking water per day from thin air. It’s basically an atmospheric water collector which gathers dew from the air.
“…The 9 m tall bamboo framework has a special fabric hanging inside capable to collect potable water from the air by condensation…”
It’s called the WarkaWater:
“…The name ‘WarkaWater’ comes from the Warka Tree, a giant wild fig tree native to Ethiopia, traditionally used for public gatherings and school education. The Warka Tree is an archetype of the Biennale theme ‘Common Ground’…”
The tower is being developed by architect Arturo Vittori at Architecture and Vision. Vittori sought to design a tower that could harvest water from the air through condensation and one that would be quick and cheap to build without extensive tools.
The Warka tower consists of a mesh polyester material inside a bamboo frame. The mesh collects dew, rain, and fog, which trickles down into a reservoir at the base of the tower. A fabric canopy shades the lower sections of the tower, which helps prevent the collected water from evaporating.
The simple and practical, yet elegant design powers out ahead of any of the commercial atmospheric water generators on the market which cost thousands more to build than this.
This is a wonderful water generation idea, that’s inexpensive, and actually beautiful to look at.
Water is life, and in this case, is being designed after a tree. This is a real Tree of Life.