Tuesday, August 21, 2012

People + Lifestyles - Algae Farm

Future Lifestyle Thoughts:
The Energy-Generating Algae Farm

H.O.R.T.U.S., "Hydro Organisms Responsive To Urban Stimuli," is a possible future evolution of urban gardening where computational design, agriculture, renewable energy, city lifestyles and high-tech combine. it features a "physical garden" with over 300 “photobioreactor” clear plastic bags hung in a wave-like pattern from the ceiling, all containing several different species of algae -- which generate oxygen, biomass and energy. The system is also literally dependent on visitor feedback. H.O.R.T.U.S.' interactive component comes from the ability of visitors to directly exhale into the bags of algae, thus feeding these organisms with carbon dioxide. Below images found: http://www.domusweb.it/en/architecture/hortus-a-cyber-garden/

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