Landscapes of the Future | Daan Roosegarde | TEDxGateway

According to the designer, it processes 30,000 cubic metres of air per hour – removing ultra-fine smog particles and pumping out clean air using no more electricity than a water boiler. “The Smog Free Tower produces smog-free bubbles of public space, allowing people to breathe and experience clean air for free,” said a statement from Roosegaarde.

Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde is internationally known for creating social designs exploring the relation between people, technology and space. Based in the Netherlands and Shanghai, Studio Roosegaarde is the social design lab with his team of designers and engineers. With projects ranging from fashion to architecture, his interactive designs such as Dune, Smart Highway and Waterlicht are tactile high-tech environments in which viewer and space become one. Roosegaarde’s professional mission is to create the missing links between bullshit and beauty, between fantasy and budget. This connection, established between ideology and technology, results in what he calls ‘techno-poetry’.

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