House That Catches Water

  • Iranian Architecture Company BMDesign Studios has come up with a great design to provide water security for households located in dry arid conditions.
  • The “Concave Roof” is designed to “help even the smallest quantities of rain flow down the roof and eventually coalesce into bigger drops, just right for harvesting before they evaporate.
  • The design also enhances cooling by providing shade and airflow above the house.

The ‘reservoir roofs’ feed a collection systems that are situated between building walls which allowing for further control of temperature fluctuation of indoor spaces due to the heat storage capacity of water.

Credit: BMDesign Studios

The company is also working on a school building as a prototype, which is expected to be able to collect and store over 7000 gallons of water with 10,000 square feet of rooftop.

Credit: BMDesign Studios

What do you think of it? Let us know

Author: GBA News Desk

Source: BMDesign Studios

1 Comment

  1. It is pretty, but terribly gimmicky. All roofs catch water, and any double skinned roof will provide shade, and ventilation between the layers. Cost for cost this does not seem effective.

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