Treepods

Designed by Mario Caseres and Christian Canonico of Paris for SHIFTboston as a solution to areas unable to support natural tree growth. Treepods are designed to use a process known as “humidity swing”, in which carbon dioxide is absorbed and Oxygen is released. Solar panels are used to power the process as well as kinetic stations. These kinetic stations are see saws where people can play and at the same time produce kinetic energy. Built using recycled plastic such as drinking bottles, Treepods require no raw materials. Several other features make these instillations dynamic in any environment. One such feature is the canopy which provides natural shade. Another is its system of colored lighting making these structures a beacon for visitors.

Original sources:
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/cool-concept-co2-to-o2
http://shiftboston.org/competitions/2011_treepods.html
http://www.gizmag.com/treepods-air-scrubbing-structures-could-be-heading-to-boston/18085/

 

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