We’ve all seen photos of Beijing when its impressive skyline disappears behind smog, or are familiar with the health consequences of breathing heavy particulate matter or other urban pollution. To address these problems, Berlin-based architects (and eco-enthusiasts) Allison Dring and Daniel Schwaag of Elegant Embellishments crafted a tile (called proSolve370e) which, based on its shape and chemical coating, is designed to eliminate urban pollutants associated with city smog. It is currently being incorporated in a Mexico City hospital – a city notorious for urban pollution problems (and also solutions). Want to know more? Check a related article on Take Part.
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