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Elaine Tong’s Air-Purifying Filtration Blocks Detoxify Indoor Spaces with Plants

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On August 9, 2012 @ 6:00 pm In Air quality,carousel showcase,Design,Environment,Gallery,Gardening and Plants,Green Interiors,Green Products,Innovation | 1 Comment

Filtration Block Elaine Tong, air purifier, green design, modular design, responsive structure, sustainable living [5]

The structure is based on Weaire Phelan geometry (3-dimesional structure of equal-sized bubbles). The modules lock together and form flexible compositions. Each module contains plants with roots that are highly efficient in absorbing indoor air toxins [6] such as formaldehyde and benzene. Providing optimal light exposure, they function as micro-greenhouses [7] connected by water misting infrastructure that distributes water through the use of humidity sensors and atomizers. The absorption of polluted air is supported by fans attached to alternating modules.

+ Elaine Tong [2]

Via RAD [8]

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[1] air purifying system: http://inhabitat.com/diy-make-your-own-hepa-air-filtration-system-for-just-30/

[2] Elaine Tong: http://rad.daniels.utoronto.ca/2011/01/filtration-block/

[3] modular unit: http://inhabitat.com/unit-fusions-moveable-modules-could-be-the-future-neighborhoods-of-hong-kong/

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/elaine-tong%e2%80%99s-modular-filtration-blocks-detoxify-indoor-spaces-with-plants/filtration-block-elaine-tong-2/?extend=1

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/elaine-tong%e2%80%99s-modular-filtration-blocks-detoxify-indoor-spaces-with-plants/filtration-block-elaine-tong-2/

[6] absorbing indoor air toxins: http://inhabitat.com/7-indoor-plants-that-purify-the-air-around-you-naturally/

[7] micro-greenhouses: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dyn/46203/ikea-helps-you-grow-the-goods-with-new-micro-greenhouse/

[8] RAD: http://rad.daniels.utoronto.ca/

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