Harvesting sunlight for powering a building would seem to be a very different proposition from collecting and filtering rainwater for drinking and cooking. Not for Mexican design firm NOS, which has developed the (for now) concept-only PhotoFlow: a product combining photovoltaic cells with a 400-liter water tank. Designed especially for use in developing countries, where access to both power and clean water is frequently difficult, it’s a compelling product that we hope generates more than just buzz within the architecture and design communities.
Go to Dezeen for many other images of PhotoFlow, as well as a more in-depth description of how it works.
Image courtesy NOS.