I wanted to share this modern + green water storage solution with those of you that are interested in keeping your landscape design project aesthetic. Katrina Logan, founder of small architectural firm Katrina Logan Architects and design company Full Tank, designed the LUMI Rainwater Tank so that eco-conscious consumers could have a visually appealing rainwater storage receptacle. LUMI is made of sculptural satin acrylic and can be made in a range of colors and sizes (250 liters – 1100 liters). Additionally, the shape can be customized and tailored to commercial applications (graphic applications, advertising, etc.).
The tank glows in the sunlight, making the rainwater reserves visible, and has internal lights that illuminate the tank in the evening. Often, architects try to conceal and disguise water tanks on the side of the house or with various landscaping techniques, but Logan’s design eliminates the ugliness of common storage tanks. In the LUMI, she’s successfully targeting the inner city design community. And early in October 2006, she received The City of Melbourne Sustainability Design Award. I’m starting to imagine one of these at Hotel Palomar or some place like that.