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visualizing water usage


glow blue H2Gl0 is a product designed to encourage self-responsibility about water usage. The water shortage situation can only be eradicated if people conserve water. New products that capture or filter excess water will only further encourage overzealous water consumption.

brief contact

constant awareness

Water consumption is intangible. People do not look at their water meter and consider how much they are using. By visualizing the amount of water consumed, the owner has a visual reference for something ephemeral.

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festa major de grĂ cia

festa de la mercè

tradition urban participation Because of the strong existing precedents concerning community-oriented events and hands-on celebration, BCN provides the perfect amount of enthusiasm and fervor for a water-conscious event.


stacked configuration showing low use pattern

community event

urban installation

Once a month, members of the community will gather in pulbic squares to assemble their H2Gl0’s. The product is made of a durable plastic and can be snapped together to configure various forms of urban furniture. With hooks embedded inside, the cubes are also hung on wires across the city. This system allows for the configuration of both block and sparwling forms in an infinite number of ways. Because of the color system, usage suddenly becomes visible. A sense of urgency would emerge if one neighborhood’s blocks were all orange/yellow, just as celebration would occur for a blue.

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L.E.D.

WATER METER

how it works... The cube attaches to your water meter where it analyses your water usage. When this process is completed the cube will glow according to a pre-defined color meter. The LED light is located inside the cube and adjusts itself accordingly. The glow ranges from orange to blue; extreme usage to low, respectively.


put it together! Each cube is designed to interlock with other cubes. This allows the citizens to create public art. They are also sturdy enough to function as urban furniture. The cubes also have hooks embedded inside of them to allow for hanging on wires across the city. There is an infinite number of possibilities for putting these cubes together.

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human negligence eliminated

H2Gl0 throughout spain

spreads through barcelona

block party

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store distribution

progression vs time A driving force conveyed by this project is that awareness continues to grow into a world wide event, but starts on a smallest scale: the individual.


URQUINAONA

S. CATARINA

MACBA

AJUNTAMENT

RAVAL

URQUINAONA

S. CATARINA

MACBA

AJUNTAMENT

BORN

BORN

RAVAL

awareness

neighborhood initiative/usage

Covered almost entirely in blue, Barcelona will represent complete compliance and participition with h2Glo, alleviating the water strain and strengthening community bonds.

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