Using a drip irrigation system and rain, the columns could filter approximately 27,000 tons of gases, capture 7,000 kilograms (15,400 pounds) of dust, and process more than 10,000 kilograms (22,000 pounds) of heavy metals.
To grant streets this shape-shifting function, the Dynamic Street prototype is made up of a number of hexagonal modular panels that could ideally be picked up and placed elsewhere to suit the changing function of a street.
For the generation that is younger than 30 years old, the Civil War has become a thing of their parents and what seems to become a bygone era. But memories of it still linger, whether or not the youth have seen the war.
This year's Egypt Pavilion at the Venice Beinnale, "Roba Becciah: The Informal City," takes on free, unstructured, informal trading in cities like Cairo. We speak with architecture professor Cristiano Luchetti, one of the co-curators of the exhibit, on how unstructured urban markets can help us rethink free space in our cities.