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A Straw in the Sky

[caption id="attachment_4374" align="alignleft" width="150"] Architect David Hertz sips his own brew.[/caption] For a miracle machine, capable of nudging humanity back from the rocky ledge of eco-suicide, it looks inauspicious—like a fridge with waffle-like filters finning the air. It’s the kind of thing Sears will gladly remove and replace. But hold on! There’s something going on with this machine: it makes water from air, lots of water, using solar and refrigeration technology to suck it down like a straw in the heavens. Prices range from $1,400 for the 14-gallon per day office model to $28,000 for the 300-gallon behemoth. Nice to know, but what does this have to do with architecture? (more…)

By Louis Postel, ago
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