Atmospheric River 2



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Electroculture KAI2

This project explores the idea of capturing wind energy as observed in the movement of plants. Initially inspired by the lift wind energy created in birds or bird mimicking inventions like kites, it questions the idea of a turbine and searches for ways to hack into the natural oscillating mechanism of a plant for energy production. More than that, it looks into the idea of contributing to the production cycle that defines Valldaura by inverting the energy directly into the crops. Wind energy is harvested through a plant mimicking machine that gives the energy to growing plants. For this we have done a series of experiments that suggest a different perspective on the production and use of energy. We were interested an application of electricity outside the concept of human habitat.

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AFLOAT – by El Viento


The initial idea of the project was to bring the technology closer to people. Valldaura self-sufficient lab receives visitors mostly students and other guests from around the world therefore our attempt is to first influence them, who in turn would spread this message.  The wind chime is a wind turbine integrated into a structure that can be used daily.

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Our first idea was to create a generator of energy by wind, which does not necessarily interfere
with the existing building but rather could be sued or adapted according to different needs and

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Recipe Aerodynamic Paper


The task to produce energy with wind led us to look into what materials we can use to create an efficient windmill.Research was done in recyclable materials, common use objects that end up in the garbage, broken toys and plastic bottles. But these were almost entirely made out of different kind of plastic materials and polymers, which can be recycled professionally if properly segregated.

This led up to looking into the waste that a regular household produces, to discover that a large percentage of the waste is made up of organic waste and mainly putrescible waste. Trying to find the uses for the putrescible waste, that spoils the recyclable waste , a new material was born, ”Recipe Paper”.

Paper can be made from nearly every known vegetable fibre. Moss, straw, bark, vines, grass, bamboo. Except for certain special papers (e.g., asbestos paper), nearly all papers are made of cellulosic (vegetable) fibres.This research is centred on finding the best and most resistant paper that can be made with vegetable waste, looking into the material, the process, the preparation, the reinforcement, the geometry and waterproofing.

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