Gallery: Ec-O is a Self-Sustaining Living Bench Made From Retired Airpl...


Street benches are essential fixtures in any urban environment — after a whole day of walking around from place to place, it sure feels great to rest your feet and take a break. Architecture instructor Steven Ma developed an amazing concept bench that infuses nature into pedestrian traffic zones by creating a self-sustaining eco-system that envelops sitters in living and growing plant-life. Inspired by the mobius strip, the ec-O bench collects and filters rainwater and harnesses sunlight using thin-film photovoltaics, creating a welcoming resting spot even when it’s dark outside.

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  1. bandage January 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    looks wonderful!

  2. robpowell May 24, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    This is a beautiful design and concept. I absolutely love the multiplicity of benefits.

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