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Carbon Capture Towers are designed with a circulatory system of photobioreactors in order to absorb pollution and release freshened air back into the atmosphere.

The interior space is composed with modular forms to provide a co-housing community with numerous apartment typologies for the various living conditions. The structure includes both private quarters and socially engaging spaces, such as: shared gardens, terraces, libraries, storage rooms, kitchens, and working areas.

A carbon capture tower is flexible enough to allow different facade configurations. Allowing for creative diversity and innovation. In this example the outer facade acts as an exterior skin that cover 15% of its area. While the inner PBR cover another 15%. This ratios might change accordin to climate and lighing needs,

Water Collection

Harvests and stores grey, brackish, and waste water to be fed into micro-algae system

Tubular PBRs

Utilizes sun exposure to stimulate micro-algae cultivation

Tubing System

Regulates algae production and distribution

Double Facade PBR Tubes & Panels

Large surface area for more sun exposure, absorbs CO2, multiplies algae formations


Harvests and separates elements: Oxygen is released, water recycled, and algae used for byproducts

Single module |

  • Single user occupancy

  • Shared social and private spaces

Double module |  Shared dorm |

  • Single or double-user occupancy

  • Flexible furnishings to divide private and shared space

Triple module |

  • Double user or nuclear family occupancy

  • Private single module

  • Shared double module; accommodates more people

Quadruple module | Mezzanine apartment |

  • 2-4 person occupancy

  • Private mezzanine

  • Shared single module

  • Double height private garden or food production space

  • Can be rearranged for family occupancy

Single module facade

Triple module facade

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Double module facade

Quadruple module facade

PBR tubes in the facade are located according to the activity in the module. they are located where luminosity can be dimmer, like a bedroom space.

Dwellings are connected by shared spaces product of the different configuration of the modules, spaces such as: terraces, meeting rooms, gardens, libraries, conference rooms, co-working areas, cafes and common kitchens.

Shared space/ cafe/ rooftop garden

Open terrace/ co-working and multipurpose

Common kitchen/ dinning/ foyer

Micro algae panels |

  • Exterior facade of the tower

  • 15% of the building facade per floor

  • Sequesters 1.82 tonnes  of CO2 per cubic meter of PBR facade per year

Micro algae skin |

  • 15% of the building facade

  • Waste water to feed the micro algae

  • Biomass from microalgae to produce energy, biofuel producton.

Tubular PBR (Photobioreactor) on rooftop |

  • Elements located mainly on the roof top

  • Also part of the exterior facade grid.

  • Absorbs more CO2 than trees.

Hempcrete |

  • Interior partition walls

  • Sequesters carbon - 307 kg of CO2 per cubic meter

CLT (Cross laminated timber) |

  • Structural members of the tower

  • Wood stores 1000kg of CO2 per cubic meter

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