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August 10, 2015 AT 4:00 pm

Photosynthetic Algae as a Renewable Resource for the Home

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If you’re in Pittsburg anytime before March 27 2016, go check this out! From designboom:

despite accounting for less than 1% of the earth’s total biomass, micro algae drives the biological pump which maintains our atmosphere and the balance of ancient matter deposits. the energy dense and nutrient rich material left behind by these microorganisms remains an almost entirely untapped renewable resource by humans. to show the potential, architect jacob douenias and industrial designer ethan frier have created an installation called ‘living things’, where furniture cultivates a symbiotic environment between people and microorganisms. three stations, – a living room, dining room and kitchen each adopting a different bioreactors functioning distinctively in each space.

Read more and check out the installation’s site


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