Rain-harvesting panels would let people in drought-stricken cities catch their own water

Designer Shaakira Jassat has created a rain-catcher that is slim enough to fit on the outside of buildings in dense urban environments. The Aquatecture panel is designed to collect rainwater as it trickles over the openings in the structure before pumping it into a building’s grey-water system. Jassat, who is the founder of Studio Sway, […]

OlssønBarbieri designs Snåsa water bottle and visual identity

Oslo-based design studio OlssønBarbieri has created the visual identity and bottle for water brand Snåsa, which is made from materials that are easy to recycle. The Norwegian mineral water company asked the studio to “reflect a new idea of luxury” in both the bottle and visual identity. In response, OlssønBarbieri has designed a glass water bottle […]

London water fountains design chosen by focus groups

The widely criticised design of the public water fountains that are set to be installed across London was decided by focus groups, says Thames Water, which oversaw the design process. Thames Water told Dezeen that they used public focus groups to settle on the design, which was created by “international specialists”. However, the water fountains have drawn […]

LooWatt’s waterless toilet system turns waste into electricity and fertiliser

LooWatt is a toilet that can be flushed without the need for any water, safely disposing of human waste to be turned into electricity and fertiliser. The closed-loop LooWatt system offers a safe and sustainable alternative to off-grid toilets such as chemical flushing loos at outdoor festivals, or pit latrines. LooWatt is currently on display […]

Evian to launch collapsible “bubble” to combat plastic waste

Evian will trial a collapsible water dispenser made of recycled plastic, which is as “thin and light as a bubble” in a bid to reduce its plastic packaging. Called Renew, the at-home appliance, which stores up to five litres of Evian mineral water, contracts when water is consumed, taking on a new shape after every […]

INAX exhibition at Milan design week explores Japanese water rituals

Paul Flowers, chief design officer at INAX, explains how the brand’s exhibition at Milan design week demonstrated the role of water in Japanese culture, in this video produced by Dezeen for the bathroom manufacturer. INAX, originally a producer of ceramic tiles, created an exhibition named Rituals of Water at Milan’s Superstudio Piu space to demonstrate […]

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