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.
This Structure Combines Sustainability with Elegance
1. Water Filtration Innovations - Creating large-scale water filtration structures that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing, opening the door for more sustainable water management solutions.
2. Interactive Public Art Installations - Designing sculptures that not only serve as visual attractions but also provide educational opportunities, fostering engagement and awareness among the public.
3. Mobility and Versatility in Filtration Systems - Developing filtration systems that are mobile and adaptable, enabling them to be easily transported and utilized in various locations, improving water access and quality.
1. Architecture and Urban Design - Architects can integrate sustainable and functional water filtration systems into their designs, revolutionizing the relationship between infrastructure and aesthetics.
2. Environmental Technology - Companies can develop innovative water filtration technologies that prioritize sustainability and can be integrated into architectural structures, supporting cleaner and more efficient water management.
3. Public Art and Exhibition - Artists and curators can explore the intersection of art and sustainability by creating interactive installations that educate and inspire viewers about water consumption and conservation.