Rain Water Catcher

PrizeFinalists in Build (architecture)
ArtistNuru Karim
Design TeamNuru Karim, Aditya J, Ashish G, Hari K
ClientSan Jose

"Water" equals "Life," the "Rain Water Catcher" aims to celebrate the role and importance of water in our lives. Designed as a receptor to "catch" and transport water into a safe, shallow rainwater harvesting pool connected to a larger tank, the proposal for the iconic tower celebrates the sensory experience of water through its iconic form. The "Rain Water Catcher" shares a sacred relation with the site / Guadalupe river and addresses the "role and importance of water," "placemaking," "interaction," "modern technologies" at the intersection of art, architecture, and engineering. 

Nuru Karim, Founder & Principal Nudes received his Masters in Architecture and Urban-ism from the Architectural Association [AADRL] London, United Kingdom in 2006. His undergraduate studies include travel and education in the metropolis of Mumbai [KRVIA-gold medallist] and Montreal [McGill University].Nudes operates within the realm of cross-disciplinary cultures of art, architecture and computational design powered by digital “making” tools. Nuru Karim is also a TEDx speaker 2019 and has presented his work and research on national and international platforms.