Solar energy isn't used to its full potential in the typical modern home, yet a concept like the Water Wall is not so far-fetched. Here we have an innovative solution to for a water heater that's environmentally friendly, space-saving and aesthetically pleasing.
Designed for TOOUT Industrial Design Co. Ltd. by Shi Qiang and Liu Zhong Liang, the tank sheds the metal canister in favor of an aquarium-inspired setup. Essentially, the Water Wall is built into a window in your bathroom, sealed on the sides and sandwiched as a sufficiently spaced-out pair of glass panes. Doubling as a privacy diffuser, the fluid-filled fenestration absorbs the sun's warmth to increase the temperature of the liquid inside. This is then sent to your faucet and shower.
The Water Wall Heats H2O for Your Home in an Eco-Friendly Way
Amelia Roblin — December 11, 2013 — Eco