AlgaeClad

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
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BIOCERAMIC FACADE:
ARCHITECTURE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE


As one of the largest cities in the world, LA faces a range of environmental issues, in particular air pollution. Automotive, cargo ship, rail, and industrial exhaust all reduce air quality across the Los Angeles Basin. With CO2 emissions more than double the allowable threshold, we wanted to design a system for the Continental Building that not only mitigates CO2 emissions in the city but also produces oxygen. Our project proposes a facade system that is able to scrub the CO2 generated around it in downtown LA and feeds the captured CO2 to an algae farm embedded in a ceramic shade structure, creating both clean oxygen and valuable algae-based products and materials.

Course:
Advanced Robotic Fabrication 2022 | 1.5C: Architecture Against Climate Change
The Southern California Institute of Architecture

Instructors:
Garrett Sutherlin Santo & Herwig Baumgartner
TA: Kait Cartmell

Students:
Andrew DePew, Jiyun Kim, Nghi Nguyen, Saeri Shojima, Eda Tarakcı, Dheer Talreja, Jure Zibret
 
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