In search of sustainable water solutions: Icosahedron Fog Catchers

The ‘Fog catcher’ is an invention which serves to trap water drops from fog. In desert areas like the Peruvian coast there is a lack of water and rain, but there is a lot of fog occurrence, mainly in the top of hills or at high places. A ‘catcher’ is a construction of stems made of metal, bamboo or “Guayaquil” wood and a tight-knit mesh of raffia in between them. The little water drops caught by this mesh are collected by PVC gutters and flow through an organic filter into a tank.
MNI WICONI/ Water Is Life /
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biyaha
ውሃ
ماء
پانی
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מים
ਪਾਣੀ
eau



Nước
agua
પાણી
acqua
aqua
νερό
воды
vatten

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Sun shade mesh

After a year and a half search for fog catching mesh, it turns out to be a simple sun shade fabric!

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Prototypes

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Prototypes

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Prototype making with the family

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Final fog catcher prototype model. The fog seeps through the mesh, drops down into the pipes, and fills the barrel,

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Icosahedron for catcher, 16' bamboo and 3" pipes into a 50 gallon barrel.

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Making of another icosahedron fog catcher

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Transporting 16' icosahedron fog catcher.

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Bamboo installation in preparation for more fog catchers

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Functioning fog catcher

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Mission accomplished? Now what else can we do with icosahedrons?

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Conceptual fog catchers at Omni Commons fashion show

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Fog catcher performances

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Fog catcher shelters?

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