is a self-heating shower
CONCEPT DESIGN [ 2010 ]
Collaboration with Sebastian Jansson, Victor Stelmasuk and Natalie Weinmann.
Research, concept and design development.
2nd award / Saloni Satellite Design Competition
Green Machines Exhibition /Science Gallery
Trinity College Dublin
Published by Braun Green Design
"Focusing on the project's intrinsic morphology, (...) they produced a highly original design with a strong metaphorical twist."
- MOCO LOCO
Based on recent nanotechnology research from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the intrinsic morphology of this shower follows a very simple principle: the use of water as only energy source.
The interior of the tubes are covered with piezoelectric fibers, which have the property of generating electricity with the movement and the friction of the water itself. In order to maximize the surface in touch with the water, the structure of the shower is composed by prolific ramifications, that make reference to the body's circulation system both in its macro and micro structure.
Piezo is controlled by a waterproof display powered by the same system, which also shows useful information such as elapsed shower-time and amount of consumed water.