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The Above and Below

Standing at the intersection of past, present and future, in the year of 2180, Brazil is facing drastic changes in climate, temperature, and habitable territories. In the present tense, humans harm our connection to the land, and when we are in the future, we lose our connection to our past, the land that we reside on, leaving a scar on Mother Earth.

How can we bring back the connection between the land and us? Looking at the issues, our project focuses on connecting the above and below as a loop to form a better understanding and connection between humans and the ecosystem.

With the help of two climate devices and a series of buildings, the designs use different renewable energy systems like wind and solar which are stored in electrolyte solutions or as flowing batteries. This provides sufficient energy for the carbon capture devices to capture carbon. The carbon bricks catalysis the growth of mycelium and thus helps in reforestation. The climate devices support the Tropical Climate Research Institute in Sao Paulo and Yawanawa providing a platform for research and study of climate change solutions for the present, future and beyond.