NUDES designs a towering rainwater harvesting concept for san jose, california

NUDES designs a towering rainwater harvesting concept for san jose, california

in a bid to celebrate the importance of water in our lives, NUDES has conceived of a rainwater harvesting tower for san jose in california. the soaring ‘rain water catcher’ is a design proposal that aims to address the global impact of climate change by advocating the need for water conservation.

NUDES designs a towering rainwater harvesting concept for san jose designboom

images courtesy of NUDES

 

 

designed by NUDES as a receptor to ‘catch’ and transport water into a safe, shallow rainwater harvesting pool connected to a larger tank, the concept celebrates the sensory experience of water through an eye-catching form. the tower shares a scared relationship with the site, in particular, the guadalupe river, its historical context, and its role with respect to water conservation and climate change.

NUDES designs a towering rainwater harvesting concept for san jose designboom

the ‘rain water catcher’ aims to celebrate the role and importance of water in our lives

 

 

true to its concept, the form of the ‘rain water catcher’ is algorithmically derived through fluid, flowing lines and geometries that create an interlaced pattern defining the tower as an extension of the landscape. the use of cutting edge digital design and optimization tools aim to streamline the process from ideation to reality, minimizing wastage and fostering respect for the environment through the use of sustainable materials. 

NUDES designs a towering rainwater harvesting concept for san jose designboom

the 200ft high central space is aimed at hosting events and fostering interactions to address issues such as water conservation and climate change

 

 

the idea of placemaking is central to the tower design and is generated both as an ‘inside-out’ construct. the 200ft (60.96m) high central space within the tower’s interior, creates a sizeable informal assembly aimed at hosting events and fostering interactions aimed at addressing issues such as water conservation and climate change. it intends to serve as an experiential installation space to evoke the human senses of touch, sight, sound, and smell – a space learning, discovery, reflection, and dialogue. the project aims to foster potential collaborations with silicon valley to harness the role of technology with respect to its thematic area of water conservation and climate change.

NUDES designs a towering rainwater harvesting concept for san jose designboom

the idea of placemaking is central to the tower design and is generated both as an ‘inside-out’ construct

NUDES designs a towering rainwater harvesting concept for san jose designboom

the use of cutting edge digital design and optimization tools aim to streamline the process from ideation to reality

NUDES designs a towering rainwater harvesting concept for san jose designboom

the tower is also visualized as an extension of the landscape, advocating ‘social-interaction’ and ‘place-making’

NUDES designs a towering rainwater harvesting concept for san jose designboom

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drone view of the interlaced pattern derived from flowing lines and geometries

NUDES designs a towering rainwater harvesting concept for san jose designboom

aerial view of the ‘water-troughs’ designed as receptors to catch and transport water

NUDES designs a towering rainwater harvesting concept for san jose designboom

site layout

NUDES designs a towering rainwater harvesting concept for san jose designboom

schematic section

 

 

project info:

 

project name: rain water catcher

architect: NUDES

design team: nuru karim, aditya jain, ashish ramesh, harisankar p

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