The 30ft high bamboo ‘flower basket’ that can pluck drinking water from thin air
• Structures use condensation to take water from the air in morning fog
• Can be built by villagers and transported to most needed areas by donkey
• Designed to be used in Ethiopia where wells cannot be dug
Using Nature’s Genius in Architecture
Michael Pawlyn: “You could look at nature as being like a catalog of products, and all of those have benefited from a 3.8-billion-year research and development period. And given that level of investment, it makes sense to use it. So I’m going to talk about some projects that have explored these ideas.
Low Cost Cistern
“A cistern liner is a flexible membrane, sometimes called a geomembrane. You can get them in PVC or EPDM.
Here’s a link to where we get our potable liners:
This unique 241 square foot all solar design qualifies as a zero energy home. It’s for desert regions only. The home is cooled with water trickling over the metal roofing using the same evaporative cooling principle as found in the original Desert Submarine. It’s a simple yet proven technology. Solar panels power the water pumps, … Read more