Enormous sculpture doubles as movable water filtration device

Architect Andres Jaque's Office for Political Innovation has installed Cosmo at MoMA. The whimsical water filtration sytem on wheels is designed to make people think about municipal water delivery systems that are generally invisible in our daily lives. The firm said in a statement:

Cosmo is a movable artefact, made out of customised irrigation components, to make visible and enjoyable the so-far hidden urbanism of pipes we live by.

A complex series of pipes and tubes supports plants in flasks, where the purification process occurs.


• Office for Political Innovation wesbite

(via Dezeen)