A futuristic Fog Water Spa concept has been submitted by Dr. Margot Krasojević, it demonstrates possible natural irrigation reservoir for Nepal’s agriculture area. This architecture project is dedicated for water irrigation and reservoir spa located in Ilam district, Eastern Nepal, where there’s a large agriculture area home to many tea plantations with jaw-dropping landscapes. The brief of the project was to create an outdoor spa and wellness platform that also provides water irrigation to reflect its nature environment. Nepal, is a county located at a subtropical latitude, it’s been known for its different climates at different altidues, therefore, area with high humidity can lead into fog formation such as Ilam district.
In this location, there are many hydrotherapy health retreats. There are many elements that would further define a way to propose a fog net water harnessing structure to help conserve the natural environment. All of these elements are combined and realized through design, spatial planning, and architecture. The architectural structure should be able to produce 3-5 thousand liters of filtered water on average per day.
Dr. Margot Krasojević explains that water distribution network of this spa consists of solar pumps, valves, pipes, and a node-set of reservoirs and pipe intersections. This network connects the suspended polypropylene fog nets to the filters, reservoir, and pools. A dense cross-section of fog nets are draped over a series of cradles embedded into the site’s ledge, its center of gravity wedged into the site’s rock substrate. Striated canopies stretch over the nets and pipes integrating habitable space with industrial engineered building elements that harness water from fog. The scheme incorporates a water distribution plant.
There are three main parts of Fog Water Spa structure, first is the building frame, second, the cradle embedded within the landscape to support that suspended fog nets, and the last one is the basin that collects filtered fog water. The fog nets are woven using Raschel mesh where the weave captures most water droplets depending on wind direction. The fog trickles down into the collection then flows through the pipe network to be saved in the irrigation pools. Together, these structures form a spa pool, a larger reservoir for irrigation and supply of drinking water.
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