Canopy Made Of Algae Creates Clean Air For Urban Areas
Algaetecture uses micro-algae photosynthesis to produce the same amount of oxygen as four hectares of woodland.
The Urban Algae Canopy developed by architecture and urban design studio ecoLogicStudio is a bio-digital canopy that uses a combination of micro-algal cultures and real-time digital cultivation protocols to create a naturally formed urban structure that potentially serves as source of energy.
The bio-digital canopy, which is the first of its kind, uses algae to perform photosynthesis to absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. The structure is built using a custom-designed four-layer ETFE cladding system and a frame built with CNC welding technology. The flow of energy, water, and carbon dioxide are controlled and regulated in real time and can adjust to the weather conditions and the movements of visitors.