log in


or

Don't have an account?

sign up


or

Already have an account?

Breathing Building Cleans Smog From the Atmosphere

Saturday Feb 13, 2016 2:02 AM

Photo: Flickr/Davide Oliva

There’s a building in Italy that’s eating smog right out of the sky.

According to Popular Science, the Palazzo Italia is a uniquely designed building that is the first of its kind. It was built using concrete that was designed to clear the air – it actually “breathes” in harmful smog and releases it as a harmless salt that washes off when it rains.

“We wanted the building to be an osmotic organism,” architect Michele Molè told Popular Science.

The building may look like an anatomy student’s take on bone marrow and sinew but the design allows the building to use 40 percent less energy than other building of its size. As an added bonus, the building also emits zero air pollution.

Innovation like this can spark a huge change globally and can help with the already staggering climate crisis that we are facing today.


This article is brought to you by our partners at RYOT. Click here to view the original article on RYOT.org

×

THANKS FOR YOUR SUGGESTION

Congratulations. You just exercised your creativity for a chideo idea you believe in. We believe in it too. Together let’s make it happen for their charity. Voting really helps turn suggestions into chideos, so please encourage your friends to vote on your idea. Remember the more votes the better – and you can track your progress.

Share This

×

THANKS FOR VOTING

You’re one step closer to making this chideo from this personality happen. Get your friends to vote and keep growing the movement.

You have votes left today.

×

THANKS

for using chideo

×

Edit This Suggestion

×

Oops!

you need to be logged into Chideo to do that.