Condensation water rain can accumulate and gives the cactus an isolating layer as well as little humid air inside a protective membrane, reducing the global water loss.
An architecture project in Quatar inspires from the natural capacities of the cactus to adapt to arid climates. Designed by a Bangkok-based company, Aesthetics Architects, the building is inspired from the capacity of the cactus to collect water instead of being evaporated during hot hours during the day. Sunshades open and close in order to keep heat when it is not needed. This is similar to the way a cactus choose to evaporate during the night rather than during the day in order to retain maximum water. The dome on top of the building will host a botanical garden. This system alloys to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.
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