At Milan Design Week 2014, Budapest based designer Ivanka debuted its model of The Water of Life Project, a concrete rainwater management system. The RainHouse building collects rain run-off and filters the water through the structure to turn it into high quality drinking water.
Ivanka's bio-concrete technology allows the rainwater management to happen naturally and physically to produce clean, sun-distilled drinking water. During the design week demonstration, a fake cloud created rain that flowed from the roof into a bio-concrete storage tank. This system was also previously tested for six months in Hungary's Balaton Uplands National Park, Europe's largest freshwater surface.
This structure demonstrates how future homes could be built to generate clean water for its inhabitants. With freshwater being limited, sustainable technology is paramount.