Monthly Archives: December 2013


This afternoon the Studio lead by Claudia Pasquero, Marco Poletto and Carmelo Zappulla, When Energy Becomes Form, presented their prototypes to an international jury composed by Silvia Bures (agricultural engineer), Joan García (GEMMA UPC), Tomasz Jaskiewicz (TU Delft), Manuel Kretzer (ETH Zurich), Mitchell Joachim (Terreform NY), Josep Muntañola (ETSAB UPC), Enrico Dini (D-Shape), Manuel Gausa (IAAC Dean) and Areti Markopoulou (MAA Director). Energy is [...]

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Bio-luminescent Bacteria

  Step 1: Generating a shape for the prototype   Our first design trial was based on experiences we did to increase the effect of a light similar to the light created by bioluminescence. We used for this the liquid found in glowing sticks: a mix of Phenyl oxalate and fluorescent dye solution that react [...]

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Greyless: A Phytodepuration System

  GreyLess designers hiked to Valldaura for a pre-installation site visit to determine an ideal location to place the phytodepuration system. The ideal location would be adjacent to: crops that need to be irrigated, water tank, and visible from the house. After the site visit we acquired more information about the tanks that can be [...]

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Bio-Photovoltaic Surface

The goal of the installation to be done is to do a surface of bio-photovoltaic panels that may be applied to any surface and produce both electricity and food (mainly herbs). In previous prototypes the surfaces were tessellated by using a Voronoi tessellation. This would allow us to efficiently irrigate the plants by keeping the [...]

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GreyLess Phytodepuration-Midterm Review

Design Approach An interactive water diversion system, linking Valldaura’s plants and residents to its grey water.  The interactive system will, via the GreyLess App, allow users to make decisions based on real information of their plants soil humidity levels.  The model will also be used as a screen to project live data on the soil [...]

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