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07. 06. 2007  17:46 | 11_Undergraduate_works

ESPACE PUR, anti-dust & ionizer "screen"

by Marc Hottinger & Lucien Iseli (MID-ECAL)
Espace Pur is an air ionizer that uses dust as pixels and that displays patterns thanks to it, in a very slow motion way. It cleans and purifies the air in architectural spaces. It increases the level of oxygen’s negative ions contained in the ambient air. Once installed, the air’s oxygenation becomes nearly the same as in the mountains. The more there are negative ions, the more the air is purified.
As a matter of fact, excessive dust is dangerous for health. Nevertheless, no dust at all decreases our immunity. That's why the system is regulated by the saturation of dust. Once filled with dust, the display is deactivated, and dust can be cleaned on the floor.
The installation of the "anti-dust screen" can take place in flats, hospitals, offices, and everywhere where air needs to be cleaned.
The aim of the project is therefore to capture dust and organize it on wall panels in order to build pictures that will gently appear on the wall. The panels are displaying compositions of weed that are on the one hand harmful plants but on the second hand have beneficial aspect on the health.

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Download a pdf presentation about the project, including pattern design researches

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Or check the video (very slow motion! flash video, 8 min) about the "air ionizer"

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Posted by patrick keller at 7. 06. 2007 17:46