Lidija Grozdanic

Propagate Skyscraper Converts Air Pollution into a Usable Building Material

by , 03/21/14

evolo skyscraper competition, evolo skyscraper competition 2014, skyscraper design, high-rise design, green skyscrapers, green towers, tower design, carbon pollution, air pollution, architecture competition 2014, wooden towers, wooden skyscrapers

Propagate Skyscraper converts harmful greenhouse gases into usable building materials! It is a self-propagating structure whose growth is dependant only on the weather conditions and the quality of air surrounding it. Carbon dioxide is turned into a solid material that builds upon an existing scaffolding structure. This innovative project won 3rd prize at this year’s eVolo Skyscraper 2014 Competition.



evolo skyscraper competition, evolo skyscraper competition 2014, skyscraper design, high-rise design, green skyscrapers, green towers, tower design, carbon pollution, air pollution, architecture competition 2014, wooden towers, wooden skyscrapers

Propagate Skyscraper introduces the exciting prospect of converting air pollutants into building material. The approach builds upon existing research on capturing carbon gases through carbon-philic resins and transforming them into solid construction material that can create self-propagating structures. A scaffold facilitates the initiation of the process, while the actual pattern and growth of the structure is defined by environmental factors such as wind, weather and the saturation of carbon dioxide within the immediate atmosphere. The growing structure can extend into six directions and promises a possibility of flexible creation of built environments.

Related: The comppH Conditioner: Floating Jellyfish Skyscrapers Combat Air Pollution While Producing Fresh Water

The structure can create clusters of habitation that have the circulation access at the center and can each accommodate additional communication routes. The tetris-like stacking creates myriad of spatial conditions that establish new forms of social interaction.

The competition jury included Wiel Arets, principal of Wiel Arets Architects, John Bechmann (Axis Mundi), Michael Hensel (AKNW + NAL), Lisa Iwamoto (IwamotoScott Architecture), Kas Oosterhuis (Oosterhuis-Lénárd), Derek Pirozzi (Architecture + Design), Tom Price, Fernando Romero ( FR-EE), Craig Scott (IwamotoScott Architecture), Carol Willis (director Skyscraper Museum), and Dan Wood (WORK Architecture Company).

+ eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2014

Related: Urban Earth Worm Skyscraper Roots Out Urban Soil and Air Pollution

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home