Harvesting water from the air

by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-05-09 12:06:11 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: Eliminating daily time spend to collect water and bring drinking water to the villages

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Water harvester WarkaWater

‘WarkaWater’ is a project conceived for the mountainous regions in Ethiopia, where women and children walk several hours to collect water. To ease this dramatic condition, the studio ‘Architecture and Vision’ is developing the project ‘WarkaWater’ which is harvesting potable water from the air and honors the disappearing Ethiopian warka trees. The 9 m tall bamboo framework has a special PE fabric hanging inside capable to collect potable water from the air by condensation. The lightweight structure is designed with parametric computing, but can be built with local skills and materials by the village inhabitants.

I could not write it down better than is shown in the video of Architecture and Visions

Product: WarkaWater water harvester
Designer: Architecture and Vision - Arturo Vittori & Andreas Vogler
Manufacturer: Locally in Ethiopia
Category: Drinking water
Websites: www.architectureandvision.com/projects/chronological/84-projects/art/492-073-warkawater-2012?showall=&start=1


Water harvester WarkaWater
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Water harvester WarkaWater
by Achitecture and Vision

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