product information

 description
 technology /
 innovative tiling
 applications

 axo of parts
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projects

 Torre de Especialidades
 enex100
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exhibits

 Self Structure
 Cooper-Hewitt
 DMY All Stars
 Venice Biennale
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 TEDx talk
 contact
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Depolluting Technology

The modules are coated with a superfine titanium dioxide (TiO2), a pollution-fighting technology that is activated by ambient daylight. This is the nano photocatalytic version of conventional TiO2 commonly used as pigment and already known for its self-cleaning and germicidal qualities. It requires only small amounts of naturally occurring UV light and humidity to effectively reduce air pollutants into harmless amounts of carbon dioxide and water.

When positioned near pollution sources, the coated tiles break down and neutralize NOx (nitrogen oxides) and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) directly where they are generated.

The design of the tiles is generated to maximize the coating technology, achieving new levels of surface area and complexity, capturing omni-directional light where light is dense or scarce. The sculptural surfaces maintain an inherent synergy between design form and the molecular technology.

As a result, the modules incorporate an elegant technology, while remaining, formally, a decorative apparatus.

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Combustion engines emit harmful toxins such as NOx and VOCs while running, and also emit VOCs, ozone and particulate matter while resting.
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A photocatalytic screen positioned between cars and people would trap and filter many of the harmful by-products of combustion engines.