Technology in construction is advancing at such a fast pace that we can barely keep up. The latest development is a brick that could alleviate a huge problem in every city around the world. The problem – pollution, the solution – pollution extracting bricks.
In a recent post on Sourceable.net the transition by designers from simply reducing buildings’ emissions to working with techniques that remove pollutants from the air was discussed. One such system is Nemesi’s “photcatalytic’ facade for the Italy Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo.
The facade captures and reacts with pollution in the presence of light. These technologies mostly affect the air that physically comes into contact with them by working like a vacuum cleaner, sucking in the air and cleansing it.
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