Date of Submission

Spring 5-8-2023

Degree Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture

Department

Architecture

Primary Advisor

Dr.Selen Okcu

Abstract

A large problem throughout the world right now is water scarcity. The aim of my proposal will be to help the inhabitants of Peru, by introducing alternative ways to collect, harvest and store water and using the collected water to help residential, industrial and agriculture sectors. There are currently efforts to harvest fog with moisture capturing systems implemented all throughout the world currently, but there is a lack of awareness of these technologies. The secondary aim of my proposal is to bring awareness to these passive systems that can inspire architects and can influence morphology of new cities and landscape, by creating architectural features that uplifts the local area while harvesting water and providing back to the community. The design I will be creating will be done using a network of connected fog collectors installed on the side of a mountain top. Creating a facility that displays art and performative fog catcher panels based on Peru’s Old culture of weaving techniques and patterns. The performative panels will be a passive system that captures atmospheric moisture through the sky. The water collected will be publicly available to use for the surrounding inhabitants. Excess water will be used to reintegrate the dry mountain into a luscious, vegetated area.

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