Set to feature at designEX 2009 in April, this new modular water tank will release the child within.
January 28th, 2009
There’s something about this water tank that appeals to that Lego-obsessed kid inside. Designed by Aussie brothers, Stephen and Martin Collis – both mechanical engineers – Modtank is a versatile, modular urban water storage unit.
The 77-litre tanks fit together much like Lego™ blocks, or those neat little freezer ice cubes, and can be fitted upright at 50cm in height or on their side at 30cm – making them versatile and allowing them to take advantage of under-utilised space.
“The light-weight modules connect together using a patented interlocking spigot and recess that permits water circulation between each part, while assuring stability as a complete tank,” says co-inventor Martin Collis.
Despite the obvious environmental benefits of capturing rain water, the Modtank system is manufactured using a blow-moulded process, using half the energy of regular tank production.
The blow moulding process also allows for the use of more durable and longer lasting tank construction.
Discovered by Sustainability Victoria at the Save Water Save Energy Expo, Modtank will be exhibiting at the ’Design for Sustainability (D4S)’ space at designEX 2009 in April.
This relatively new company is bound to have grown adults playing with plastic blocks in gardens around the world… and helping the environment, in a very grown-up way, of course.
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