Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:


Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

Living Recepient for Collecting Water / Living Concept

The Living Recipient for Collecting Water is a set that can be built by anyone only by following simple structures. Every piece has its own number and the joints will define the angle of each corner in a way that the aerodynamic properties are not settle randomly. The surrounding water collector can be hidden under the sand to keep water cool enough and the central harvesting recipient will have a layer of filtering for making the water potable. It is a tent that can be built by anyone only by following simple steps to get the structures done. It readapts animal’s processes to fulfill human needs. It’s the result of a Bionic process.


Tianjin University

Tianjin University
Tianjin, China

Rahma Ouni,
Tianjin University

Yanellis Rodriguez Machado,
Tianjin University

Yafei Zhao,
Tianjin University