Lisa Be

By Lisa Be

LifeBuzz Staff

This Bamboo Structure Does Something So Amazing, It’s Been Called The Tree Of Life.

In Ethiopia, women and children have to walk several miles to collect water from shallow, unprotected ponds. A solution to this problem was designed by Arturo Vittori and Andreas Vogler of Architecture and Vision. It’s called the WarkaWater and its 29-foot-tall bamboo framework has special fabric hanging on the inside that collects potable water from the air by condensation.

The material used for the structure is the locally sourced giunco, iron wire for the connections, and polyethylene textile. The structure can be lifted and fixed to the ground by 4 people so scaffolding is not needed and the fabric can be easily lowered for maintenance. It also has a solar panel for illumination at night.

The Warka Water is practical and inexpensive, and because it can collect up to 26 gallons of water a day, it is truly a Tree of Life.

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