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Project Overview

Food is wasted all over the world due to mishandling while millions of people starve to death. Food preservation may be one of the most important issues if we are to meet everyone needs equally. Our design aims to allow a proper management and conservation of fruits in both storage and transportation sectors while trying to approach a social model that enhance business opportunities for rural zones and general food exchange in which quality fruits can reach places where people is demanding more sustainable solutions. We propose a bio-inspired sustainable container which offers a unique shopping experience that will connect people with nature, it is adapted with temperature regulation towers and cooling walls made of recycled materials that will allow different temperatures along the container as required. The goal of the design is to cut dependencies with electricity and keep environmental impacts as low as possible. We also propose a self-regulating sack in which farmers and customers can extend the useful life of the fruit at other stages of the value chain where fruits are outside the container. The sources of bio-inspiration were mainly Mexican species such as a Nephila Clavipes Spider, Prairie Dog and Lapreyresia Saltitans, other sources were Green Birdwing Butterfly and Scots Pine. The cooling and storage techniques mimic natural patterns that selected entities use to preserve their own food, design copies structures and patterns that allow a better distribution of resources and protect food integrity towards possible transportation damage. The selected entities will together provide an integral solution that will support all our attempts to meet current and future food demand, it is a unifying proposal that will reduce impacts from the world in a global effort to develop sustainable processes that when melted all together will heal the planet once and for all.