Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Algae Landscaping and Architecture

When you think of algae, landscaping or architecture likely aren't the first thoughts that come to mind. However, in a recent Algae Competition, innovative thinkers designed ways in which algae could be incorporated into urban landscaping and other kinds of planning. Many entries considered the possibility of algae biofuel production, such as floating farms along coastlines.

The entry pictured, below, for example, is a floating green park in Hong Kong which aims to capture the carbon dioxide from car exhaust and and use algae to turn it into fuel for the city.

Carbon Dioxide Eliminating Floating Green Park, Hong Kong. By Adrian Yee Cheung Lo. 1177. Algal Urbanism: 50 Year Master Plan for Alameda Air Base. By Olga Kozachek, E. Avera, A. Galo.

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