THE WATER CRISIS

is a largely silent crisis. Every year, some 3.4 million people die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene. These water and sanitation problems disproportionately affect women and children.

 

THE GOAL

of the H2OS project is to design a prototype house that can harvest and store water supplies for all domestic uses (drinking, cooking, washing, irrigation) and to integrate the scarce water resources in a few artificial walls.

1

COMMUNITY ECO HOUSE

250

LITERS OF WATER PER DAY

400

SQM OF HARVESTING SURFACE

365

DAYS OF WATER SUPPLY

THE PROJECT

H2OS prototype for a self sufficient house in terms of
water, energy and food.

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OPENSOURCE

The project is open source, you can:

> download it
> build it
> share it!

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THE SYSTEM

The project relies on ancient knowledge such as how to harvest rain water
or how to ventilate rooms while incorporating up to date technologies
for energy production from renewable sources.

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Architectural research

This project has been made possible in part by a grant from Autodesk Foundation Fund, a corporate advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Construction of the prototype

IMAGES

The first H2OS PROTOTYPE is under construction
and it will be a “community eco house” with areas for training and information service activities and a connected guest house.

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STORY

The village of Keur Bakar is changing.
The transformation into eco-village is in progress

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