The Algae Room

The Algae Room

Humble algae could become the hottest wallcovering of the future if studioJonandNina have anything to do with it. ‘The Algae Room’ was on show during Tokyo Designers Week and in it visitors were asked to sit back and bask in the cool green glow of fermenting algae, chomp on some Nori and contribute a touch of CO2 to the bioreactor via a facemask. Intended as a means of producing domestic fuel, the algae is cultivated and the oil extracted, thus, ending the household’s reliance on the traditional energy suppliers. The algae (or Nori) is also perfectly edible, so can be consumed if necessary. Multi purpose algae stirs the architect’s imagination. Labels;nori-Tokyo Designers Week More: http://newsjunkie.bdonline.co.uk/2009/12/21/changing-rooms/

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