A futuristic-looking contraption to be part of a Smart Water Network infrastructure.

Studiomobile unveiled a futuristic-looking installation as part of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012. “Networking Nature” is a living ecosystem that feeds off seawater and turns it into fresh drinking water via solar-powered stills.

The mechanics behind Networking Nature involves placing ocean water in glass tanks. As the tanks heat up by small lamps, this causes the seawater to evaporate, where the steam is then condensed into fresh water. The drinking water is finally collected in tanks, ready to be distributed.

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