The WARP concept provides electricity, water and clean air
To reduce the environmental effects of the inevitable growth of urbanism, Portugese deisgner Vasco Pinto Alves proposes a unique concept that provides energy, water, shade and also clean air just like natural trees do.
The system is draped in photovoltaic panels that generate renewable energy. Furthermore, the system contains a water collector to harvest rainwater.
Least, included is seasonal algae that consume atmospheric CO2 to produce bio-diesel.
A single structure includes 4 algae aquaria, photovoltaic panels and a water collector, which collects and filters rainwater.
The solar energy generated by the system is used to power a set of LED light for nighttime lighting and to recharge electric cars that are parked underneath.