12 Aug '17, 5am

Unique New Roof Concept for Arid Regions

Unique New Roof Concept for Arid Regions

Water is growing scarce in many regions of the world, which in turn leads to food scarcity as well. To combat this problem the Iranian firm BMDesign Studios has come up with an innovative concept for a new type of roof, which would effectively collect rainwater and funnel it to be used for various purposes. The solution they’re proposing is a double-roof that has a bowl-shaped component, which is used for collecting rainwater. This design is also specially adapted to areas with low precipitation where the little water that falls also evaporates very quickly. The bowl-shaped roof is designed in a way that allows for even the tiniest quantities of rainwater to form bigger drops that can be successfully harvested before evaporating. The main roof of the home atop which this concave part would sit is also slightly domed, meaning that during the sunniest part of the day only a ...

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