breathe free

arced have designed a reusable panel for construction hoardings that mitigates dangerous nitrogen dioxide pollution from building sites. Coated in titanium dioxide, a wonder compound that transforms the pollutant into harmless nitrates, they protect passers-by and local residents. The articulated surface increases the surface area available for the coating and the cleaning power. The design quotes the leaves of common street trees, alluding to the panel’s purifying effect.