Really gorgeous design fiction here. Funny, I still have trouble drawing machines or buildings when I cannot myself understand how they are supposed to work. Just grabbing a single concept and extrapolating out to Morbeus territory is beyond me.
I love the illustration style.
Badaruddin's project explored the large-scale architectural implications of applying radical weather technologies to the task of landscape remediation, asking specifically if Cape Canaveral's highly contaminated ground water—polluted by a "viscous toxic goo" made from tens of thousands of pounds of rocket fuels, chemical plumes, solvents, and other industrial waste products over the decades—could be decontaminated through pyrolysis, using guided and controlled bursts of lightning.
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Festo's robot designers have a way of making me rediculously happy. The wide shot of the atrium at about 1:20 just made me goofy.