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Anti-desertification / Creating water in desert


This object support plant growth in the desertification area despite a tough environment. Bio-plastic was created for project, and its side shrinks when it is exposed to direct light.
First, the object creates water through the temperature difference in the desert.
Second, the object’s shape reacts to create an optimized environment for plant growth according to the orbit of sun. For instance, the side that is exposed to direct light will spread small wings to make a shadow. Also, the side that is not exposed to direct light will created circulation holes.
Finally, after four months, the object will melt and become nutrition for plants.


Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London
Seoul, South Korea

Taegyun Kim,
Goldsmiths, University of London