Special regions of the world, where water is scarce and heat is predominant, see their cities expanding rapidly and therefore their water supply decrease. Nonetheless, fog-laden air presents hope for another kind of water gathering. Inspired by species capability of surviving the driest environments, and the fog catching mechanism, this project focuses on finding efficient ways to harvest water for desert cities. The project provides access to water in previously water-stressed areas, combining materiality and form in order to generate performative solutions to this end.


Expanding cities from 1984 to 2016

Tile Design and wind behavior

Building design according to wind direction and movement


Section on the building’s facade


Yasmina El Helou