Filtration Block is a modular structural unit that performs as an indoor air filtration system to create healthier air as it absorbs common indoor air toxins such as fomaldehyde and benzene.
Instead of a mechanical filter, the module utilizes common indoor plants whose roots are highly efficient in absorbing an array of indoor chemicals. The structure is based on the Weaire Phelan geometry for maximum spatial flexibility. The modules lock together to form a structural wall or ceiling system. Each module is glazed for light exposure, and acts as a micro greenhouse. The plants are sustained by a water misting infrastructure that calibrates the delivery of water though the use of humidity sensors and atomizers.
Guided by: Carol Moukheiber and Christos Marcopoulos