brkt: farming fog water

November 20, 2008

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http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/02/coastal-fog-tower/ (the fog tower above)
http://www.scienceinafrica.co.za/2003/march/fog.htm
http://www.fogharvesting.com/
http://www.fogquest.org
http://www.economist.com

With increasingly massive, devastating water shortages predicted all over the world, especially in developing countries, farming water is relevant, and has a lot of potential for novelty in basically all of the questions we have listed so far.

While I love the way the fog tower develops mammoth structure out of the process intended to work on its surface, it feels like structural overkill to me — I think the fogharvesting linking suggests a more likely avenue for producing a methodology of fog harvesting in developing countries.  Something lightweight, tensile, inspired more by spider webs than skyscrapers, deployed more like Christo than Corbusier.  The beauty of which might come as much from the pattern it instigates on the land as from the architecture of the intervention itself.

Love this image: http://www.brentstirton.com/projects/nepal_fog/images/03.jpg.


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