Based on research, traditional toilets use approximately 30% of the total water usage in every household. It takes average of 13 liters per flush. Two Mexican industrial designers have come up with a solution to reduce the use of water by designing a waterless toilet. This concept toilet also turns waste into pathogen-free organic compost.
This waterless toilet has been designed for urban areas (apartments, houses, urban precincts) especially particular areas with no access to drainage. It works by separating solid and liquid waste with series of mechanisms that help to do it. Once separated, the solid waste is dehydrated by utilizing dry mixture of earth-lime and transformed into pathogen-free organic compost. While the liquid waste will go down the drain since the treatment of greywater is safer and simpler.
This toilet eliminates the use of water for human waste disposal and focuses on the proper use of it. Waterless toilet concept creates a sustainable productive cycle by creating pathogen-free organic compost and at the same time eliminates the production of sewage.
The Hydroponic Plant System is an innovative concept that offers the user a comprehensive gardening facility by implementing efficient and functional technology. It is actually two twisting metal tubes starting from the floor to the roof of the room, where plants can be placed in different arrangements, allowing maximum convenience for taking care of them by reaching them all at once easily. Moreover, this innovative plant arrangement will provide better options to accumulate lights for the plant, which is very much important for their existence.
Text from Rafael :
To develop a plant system, for a circular house, based on the silver generation theme, that would bring a comfortable time for the couple together during cooking, with a healthy life concept behind.
A product that can help them at the kitchen, integrate the environment (kitchen at the middle of the circular house), providing a healthy life style with organic foods, making the cooking moment easy, simple and fun. A hydroponic indoor system witch the aim is to rescue the pleasure of growing and prepare our own food without working hard or spend so much time, exploring the shape of the DNA molecule, the grow of a new life. The product is made simple, two vertical metal tubes where the germinated seeds of the plants are placed into some small holes around the tubes. A net hold it till it starts to grow.There also a light system, with a mobile light focus that can be programed along the path where it moves, providing the right time of light for certain plant. The hydroponic process is based on the NFT hydroponic system, a active process where a solution with nutrients its bombed from a deposit to the culture channel. Part of the root of the plant its getting a constant water flux, while the other part is in direct contact with the humid air.
Sören and his wife have not so much time together, so when they are able to have a meal at home, his wife likes to prepare it herself, with calm and love. This rare moments that the couple have together are the main point that this project explores.
Materials and Fabrication Process
3 Metal tubes; 2 running from top to bottom of the kitchen, 1 that works like a path for the light. The tubes have a shape conformation, till it reaches the shape of the DNA. They have small connexions outside the house that makes the water flux works in a cycle, with a bomb to provide this. A small programed engine makes the movement of the light along the third tube, right on the middle of the structure.
This project was based on a briefing of the International Design Award (IDA2009).
The designer of Atlas Kinetic concept cell phone understand the importance of keeping our earth green, that is why Atlas Kinetic cell phone is made from aluminum and glass, built to last, trying to intervene in the common life cycle of this kind of products as a new greener solution. The central sapphire glass reveals the generating & charging unit. The power system of this phone is similar to kinetic / automatic watches and uses a oscillating weight that powers a mainspring. The central power unit transforms movement into electricity and supplies power to all phone electronic components. When the rotor stops, kinetic movement, for leaving the phone static for a long period of time, turning the lateral crown a couple of times will give power to the mainspring which will turn on the phone once again. Take your cellular phone anywhere and stop worrying about recharging or sort out of batteries.