Alien jellyfish invasion is actually a pollution-busting concept

Credit: Hao Tian, Huang Haiyang and Shi Jianwei

A few days ago we told you about the Polar Umbrella concept buildings picked as the winner of an international sustainable design contest. Now, in a follow-up review, we've discovered yet another fascinating design that received honorable mention in the contest for its environmental innovation ideas, but it also caught our attention for its alien invasion aesthetics.

Designed by Hao Tian, Huang Haiyang, and Shi Jianwei, the PH Conditioner buildings are floating structures that look like menacing robotic jellyfish invaders come to enslave humanity, but are actually machines designed to clean China's polluted air. Assisted by hydrogen gas, the structures would float roughly 600 feet in the air and use an elaborate filtration system to capture acidic fog, and then purify it, thereby transforming the material into reclaimed water and chemical fertilizers.

The sheer oddness of these structures means we'll probably never see these giant jellyfish floating over China's most polluted cities, but the core idea is nevertheless intriguing. You can see more of the PH Conditioner concept in the gallery below.

Via eVolo

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