Symbiotic Design

Architecture and consumer goods that intuitively make the world cleaner

Implications - Consumers are interested in improving their environment, but not necessarily by clogging up precious real estate. Symbiotic designs that can serve their primary purpose, but do so in a way that also naturally enhances the ambient air or water quality, are both efficient and beneficial.
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Water-Filtering Bridges - China's Miyi Tower Will Clean River Below, Foster Cultural Arts Above
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Mild 17,199 Clicks Pub: Jan 24, 09
Water-Filtering Bridges
China's Miyi Tower Will Clean River Below, Foster Cultural Arts Above
Los Angeles-based architects Studio SHIFT and SWA Group recently won a competition to revitalize New South Town in the Sichuan Provence of China. What you see here are the renderings for the Miyi Tower,… [More]
Rain Filtering Umbrellas - The Filterbrella
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Mild 8,612 Clicks Pub: May 28, 08
Rain Filtering Umbrellas
The Filterbrella
To take a common devise such as an umbrella and turn it into an agent for living a healthier life and protecting the environment is quite a feat in my mind. The Filterbrella by Andrew Leinonen is a special… [More]
Aeroponic Home Air Filters - ‘Breathe Easy' is Packed With Toxin-Absorbing Plants
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Mild 21,891 Clicks Pub: Jan 13, 09
Aeroponic Home Air Filters
‘Breathe Easy' is Packed With Toxin-Absorbing Plants
Paul Thomas’ ‘Breathe Easy’ is an aeroponic air filter of sorts. It’s a wall-mounted growing system that is filled with toxin-absorbing plants that will naturally purify the air inside your home. A translucent… [More]
Air-Filtering Architecture - The 'CO2 Scraper' is a Carbon-Positive Creation for High-Pollution Area
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Mild 8,735 Clicks Pub: Feb 9, 09
Air-Filtering Architecture
The 'CO2 Scraper' is a Carbon-Positive Creation for High-Pollution Area
The 'CO2 Scraper' by Nectar Product Development is a carbon-positive building that will actually purify the surrounding air cleaner. It's meant for high-pollution areas like factories, but I could see… [More]
Carbon-Eating Cement - Hard and Hungry 'Novacem' Eco-Building Materials Absorb CO2
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Mild 3,300 Clicks Pub: Jan 14, 09
Carbon-Eating Cement
Hard and Hungry 'Novacem' Eco-Building Materials Absorb CO2
British engineers are hopeful that a new environmentally friendly formula for cement will not only eliminate the 5% of the world’s carbon emissions that come from cement, but actually help to absorb CO2… [More]
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