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Pollution-Absorbing 'Artitecture' Revealed During Milan Design Week

The designers claim the pollution-absorbing "artitecture" can "absorb the pollution of 90,000 cars in a year," however, the traffic is still unlikely to go away. (YouTube/Dezeen)

By    |   Friday, 08 June 2018 06:46 PM

Dassault Systems revealed a pollution-absorbing "artitecture," a sculpture called "Breathing" during Milan Design Week, Dezeen reported.

Architects and designers Kengo Kuma and Daan Roosegaarde were among those who presented the sculpture at an event they called Design in the Age of Experience. 

"This installation can absorb the pollution of 90,000 cars in a year," Kuma claims in the three-minute clip.

The nearly 20-foot-tall sculpture looks sort of like an HVAC ductwork system installed by a drunken contractor, and consists of large pleated coils of a special pollution-neutralizing material.

The 120 suspended fabric panels were designed by Anemotech, an Italian company, and the sculpture’s origami-like pleats are designed to increase its pollution-absorbing capability.

"Origami is a very smart technology, it can create a diversity of shapes and also the process is very easy," Kuma explained.

"What we did was create pleats to make the surface as large as possible and also to create some kind of movement to make the space dynamic."

He referred to it as the architecture of the day.

"It is soft architecture,” he continued. “In the 20th century, architecture was very hard, heavy, and solid. But this kind of soft architecture can create a new type of harmony."

Roosegaarde presented other examples of pollution-absorbing sculpture in his Smog Free Project, including a 3-D model of his Smog Free Tower 

"We’re showing the actual SolidWorks file of the Smog Free Tower," Roosegaarde said.

"People can come, zoom in, take photos and if they want to they can copy it. But if you copy it, please make it better, not worse!" 

recent study found that pollution is the greatest threat to our survival.

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