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Urban Algae Canopy by ecoLogicStudio Cleans Air in Metropolises

 - Jul 4, 2014
References: ecologicstudio & psfk
The Urban Algae Canopy is not simply a public sculpture create to make its immediate surrounding more interesting. It was designed to clean the air in cities. The first of its kind, it "uses micro-algae photosynthesis to produce the same amount of oxygen as four hectares of woodland" as well as up to 330 pounds of biomass per day, reports Psfk. Part of a movement called algaetecture, the Urban Algae Canopy could make a huge impact on people's lives as well as the environment.

Designed by ecoLogicStudio, the Urban Algae Canopy boasts a custom-designed four-layer ETFE cladding system and a CNC welded frame. Part of the studio's HORTUS series, the bio-digital structure will be part of the EXPO Milan 2015 Future Food Project curated by Italy-based architectural practice Carlo Ratti Associati.