Dutch Artist Turns The Smog In China into Precious Jewelry

The air-cleaning tower / public sculpture is going to Beijing, China, where 1.6 million people die each year of air pollution. The project  was a hit on Kickstarter.

Daan Roosegaarde
Dutch artist, entrepreneur and designer Daan Roosegaarde. Photographer: Arie Kievit/Studio Roosegaarde

Roosegaarde claims it can clean 30,000 cubic meters of air in one hour.

The collected smog particles he shapes as cubes and other diamond-like forms. The shapes are 42% carbon – “carbon under high pressure, makes a diamond.”*

 “Renewable Energy Can Be Beautiful” – LAGI

This is the LAGI’s organization’s motto: 

Land Art Generator Initiative showcases hundreds of impressive works by artists, architects, landscape architects, and other creatives working with engineers and scientists:

“to bring forward human-centered solutions for sustainable energy infrastructures that enhance the city as works of public art while cleanly powering thousands of homes.” [from the LAGI website]

LAGI collage

Click the image to see their portfolios of works.

*PS

How real diamonds are made.

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