Gallery: Acqua Viva: Sculptural Hanging Rainwater Collection System

This beautiful rainwater collection system by Mexican designer Araceli de la Parra consists of a series of sculptural "flowforms", which encourage the natural movement of water by channeling it into eddies and vortices. A set of flowforms and water storage vessels are attached to a building via cables and to sit below rain gutter spouts, collecting water runoff and storing it alongside apartment balconies to irrigate plants. This beautiful design, called Acqua Viva, treats water as a precious resource by channeling it with a stunning system.

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  1. Araceli De La Parra December 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks to you Jennelle, very happy to hear! let me know how it went!

  2. Theevolutionof Deschwanden June 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    This is awesome!! I am incorporating this into a project I am doing for class (Ecotech Institute – Introduction to Sustainability) we had to take a normal house and design it down to net zero – this is in my slide as part of the rain harvesting system added to the house. Thank you for making something creative and pretty that probably also is lovely to hear when it rains! Sincerely, Jennelle

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