DEVANG ARVIND SHAH
 
Limestone stool #3
46 x 41 x 46 cm
→ 49
limestone alchemy
74
Limestone cube 1
→ 67
mkk.
These objects were grown under water in a chemical process that parallels nature.

From 2022-present, I have been developing a process to create limestone from industrial waste and solar energy. The system is zero waste, circular, and follows principles of biomimicry. Because it sequesters carbon dioxide from the air and water, the limestone is potentially carbon negative.

The original process was developed by architect Dr. Wolf Hilbertz in the 1970s to mine the ocean. I am modifying it to avoid the ocean entirely and use industrial leftovers.

By using local water obtained from rain, air, or tap, the end result is literally colored by the region in which it is created.

Limestone has fantastic potential for carbon capture on a mass scale.

The material can also be used for architecture and objects, potentially replacing mortar and concrete.

We will be experimenting with further uses and publishing our results.




By Thekk
mkk.
Oasis→ 36 

Oasis is an exploration of utopian idealism, joy, and self determination - a combination of warm water pool & greenhouse filled with medicinal plants. The roof opens directly to the sky. 

Visitors can pluck their own Native, African, and Indian medicine, learn about their use, swim, relax, and listen to their own playlists pumping through the water.

Simultaneous pressures of war, climate change, racism, threats to our reproductive autonomy, a broken healthcare system, and disillusionment with religious institutions surround us.  

The need for joyful, spiritual and healing spaces is critical. We wish to respond with the utopian generosity of an oasis.

*Proposal for Creative Time

Sun Table
9

Waterproof solar generator

Photovoltaic panel, teak, lithium ion batteries, stainless steel, electronics.

New York Times
MIT Technology Review
Wired
Solare Design
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Neptune House, Staten Island NY   → 83