Gallery: Networking Nature: Studiomobile’s Living Ecosystem Produces Fr...

For the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012, Studiomobile imagined a world where humans embraced the encroaching ocean as a new resource, rather than shrinking in retreat. Networking Nature is an ecosystem that lives off of seawater - and in turn produces fresh drinking water. The piece's glass tank is filled with ocean water, which is then transformed into fresh drinking water through a series of solar-powered stills. Heat produced by small lamps causes the seawater to evaporate, then the steam is condensed into fresh water, which is collected in tanks and distributed to those who need it.

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