Life-saving structures

A fake Warka tree that produces water out of thin air.

warkaThree days. Six people. That’s how long it takes and how many hands are needed to save a life from dehydration. Designed by Italy’s Architecture and Vision, known for designing ecological solutions for the planet, the “Warka” structure is a 40 kg basket-shaped tank that can produce potable water from thin air. The “Tree of Life” as it’s also known as, named after the disappearing Ethiopian Warka tree, illuminates in the evening so that children may study under its lights at night. And the best part is that it can be easily constructed by locals, once they’re taught how. In combination with this beautifully designed collapsible shelter, we’d say architects and designers are the new super heroes of this world.