Collection by Skylar Bergl

An Innovative Air Purifier


An ingenious filtration system keeps air clean through a set of cell-like modules and a network of tubes that harnesses the organic technology of plants.

Driven by a project at the Responsive Architecture at Daniel research lab at the University of Toronto, graduate Elaine...
Tong's prompt to build a responsive and self-sustaining system yielded this geometrically structured air purifier.
To help care for the plant, the chemistry model-like system includes a watering mechanism strung throughout the body.
Rather than relying on mechanical filters, like many household air purifiers do, Filtration Block uses miniature...
As this diagram shows, pores help draw polluted air into the cells.
The Filtration Block is based on the Weaire Phelan structure—a complex polyhedron with a high volume to surface area...
The modules can be arranged vertically or horizontally in myriad ways; the result is a flexible, yet structurally sound...
Tong plans to sell the Filtration Block as a kit of parts that can be purchased and assembled as needed.