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Urban Algae Folly produces the protein equivalent of a small cow in 6 months

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 19, 2015 01:04 AM
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by Tafline Laylin last modified Dec 18, 2015

Originally presented at the Milan Expo earlier this year, the Urban Algae Folly is a sculptural but functional piece of bio-digital architecture made of micro-algae organisms. Currently on display at the Praça da República, Braga, in Portugal, it is both responsive and adaptive. When the sun shines on the structure, the algae flowing through a series of bags and tubes photosynthesize, constantly changing the appearance in response to the weather conditions of the day. Related: World's first...





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