Whatever exists naturally is simply irreplaceable, however, the growth of urbanism accompanied by fast receding green cover does make us accountable for replacement of environmental loss. Taking lessons from nature Portuguese designer Vasco Pinto Alves has fabricated an artificial tree called WARP to make up for the functional loss incurred due to tree felling. Also called Water and Air Recycling Pad, the WARP has been designed to recycle our atmosphere, ensure humidity, shadow and also impart visual aesthetics to our indoor and outdoor surroundings.
The artificial tree is draped with photovoltaic panels to generate solar energy and features a water collector along with four algae aquaria connected to a network of water, electricity, communications and bio-diesel production craft where seasonally algae are transformed. The structure is equipped with two sets of LED lights for night-time illumination. The WARP’s upper access boxes provide vital information about the system’s status, whereas the lower boxes have been assigned the task of electric vehicle charging by the designer.