A beautifully designed modular filtering system that hydroponically feeds house plants, leaving their toxic avenging roots exposed to clean your air.
<br/><br/> Concerned about the concentration of benzene or formaldehyde in your immediate environment? Here's a beautifully designed modular <a href="http://www.psfk.com/2012/08/plant-air-filter.html">filtering system</a> that hydroponically feeds common house plants, leaving their toxic avenging roots exposed to clean your air.<p class="shortcode-media shortcode-media-rebelmouse-image"> <img class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="c7489cd7b7f28ff4eae37d9f12e6a3cb" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" id="5088f" type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8xOTgxOTcwMC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0NTA5MDM3MX0.GY-jZKJ1ip0c_bqP11wNiSBg1_-D58yJdfRdzS9xp_w/img.jpg?width=980"/> <small class="image-media media-caption" placeholder="add caption..."></small> <small class="image-media media-photo-credit" placeholder="add photo credit..."></small> </p><p> University of Toronto researchers have designed the "filtration block" using some complicated geometry—see <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrakaidecahedron">tetrakaidecahedrons</a> and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodecahedron">dodecahedrons</a>—and some <a href="http://rad.daniels.utoronto.ca/2011/01/filtration-block/">very simple botany</a>—think spider plants and other office favorites. Explains Elaine Tong on the site for the University of Toronto's <a href="http://rad.daniels.utoronto.ca/">Responsive Architecture at Daniels</a> (RAD) program:</p><blockquote> <p class="p1"> The structure is based on the Weaire Phelan geometry for maximum spatial flexibility. The modules lock together to form a structural wall or ceiling system. Each module is glazed for light exposure, and acts as a micro greenhouse. The plants are sustained by a water misting infrastructure that calibrates the delivery of water though the use of humidity sensors and atomizers.</p>\n</blockquote><p class="p1"> We think <a href="http://www.good.is/post/good-guide-r-buckminster-fuller/">Bucky Fuller</a> would gives this contraption two big thumbs up.</p><p class="p1"> <em>Image via <a href="http://rad.daniels.utoronto.ca/2011/01/filtration-block/">RAD</a></em></p><br/><br/>
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