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"From the Ted Talk by Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture"

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We're working with the guy who invented the Seawater Greenhouse. This is a gesrouhnee designed for arid ctasaol regions, and the way it works is that you have this whole wall of evaporator grills, and you trickle seawater over that so that wind bowls through, it picks up a lot of moisture and is coeold in the pscreos. So inside it's cool and humid, which maens the pnatls need less water to grow. And then at the back of the greenhouse, it condenses a lot of that humidity as freshwater in a process that is effectively identical to the beetle. And what they found with the first Seawater Greenhouse that was built was it was producing slightly more freshwater than it needed for the plants inside. So they just started spreading this on the land around, and the cooibmaitnn of that and the elevated humidity had quite a drmitaac effect on the lacol area. This photograph was taken on completion day, and just one year later, it looked like that. So it was like a green iknlbot spreading out from the building turning barren land back into biologically productive land — and in that sense, going beyond sustainable design to achieve restorative design.

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We're working with the guy who invented the Seawater Greenhouse. This is a __________ designed for arid _______ regions, and the way it works is that you have this whole wall of evaporator grills, and you trickle seawater over that so that wind _____ through, it picks up a lot of moisture and is ______ in the _______. So inside it's cool and humid, which _____ the ______ need less water to grow. And then at the back of the greenhouse, it condenses a lot of that humidity as freshwater in a process that is effectively identical to the beetle. And what they found with the first Seawater Greenhouse that was built was it was producing slightly more freshwater than it needed for the plants inside. So they just started spreading this on the land around, and the ___________ of that and the elevated humidity had quite a ________ effect on the _____ area. This photograph was taken on completion day, and just one year later, it looked like that. So it was like a green _______ spreading out from the building turning barren land back into biologically productive land — and in that sense, going beyond sustainable design to achieve restorative design.

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  2. greenhouse
  3. coastal
  4. local
  5. process
  6. cooled
  7. means
  8. blows
  9. dramatic
  10. inkblot
  11. plants

Original Text

We're working with the guy who invented the Seawater Greenhouse. This is a greenhouse designed for arid coastal regions, and the way it works is that you have this whole wall of evaporator grills, and you trickle seawater over that so that wind blows through, it picks up a lot of moisture and is cooled in the process. So inside it's cool and humid, which means the plants need less water to grow. And then at the back of the greenhouse, it condenses a lot of that humidity as freshwater in a process that is effectively identical to the beetle. And what they found with the first Seawater Greenhouse that was built was it was producing slightly more freshwater than it needed for the plants inside. So they just started spreading this on the land around, and the combination of that and the elevated humidity had quite a dramatic effect on the local area. This photograph was taken on completion day, and just one year later, it looked like that. So it was like a green inkblot spreading out from the building turning barren land back into biologically productive land — and in that sense, going beyond sustainable design to achieve restorative design.

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