This Structure Combines Sustainability with Elegance

By: Ady Floyd - Jun 25, 2015
References: andresjaque.net & dezeen
Architect Andrés Jaque has created this massive display of water filtrating pipes that doubles as a "movable artifact" as well as a beautiful sculpture. This large structure is a fully working water filtration system that is supporting the lives of numerous plants, which are suspended throughout the structure and sitting at the base.

The idea for this installation, which called 'Cosmo,' is to generate meaningful conversation about water consumption by providing a real look at the hidden pipes that filter and transport water through similar tubes and systems beneath urbanized cities. This fully-functioning filtration system will take four days to produce 3,000 gallons of water.

Cosmo is made of pipes that are contained within another plastic webbed tube. The plants at the base of the structure are set in platforms with wheels allowing Cosmo to be transported anywhere across the city.