3D Architecture: Marine Biology Field Station by Designer Bukowska Arkitekter Stockholm, Sweden had the idea of the proposed field of Marine Biological Station. The main objective of the project was to build a power plant that would be self-sufficient. As a designer intends to use for two purposes at the same time say, as a field station to generate power and, secondly, he wants to be an information and learning for future use.
Research on the needs of algae and how it can influence the spatial organization of the structure to determine the value of the whole process. Algae requires a lot of water, carbon dioxide, minerals and light for growth. Sunlight should be neither too strong or weak. Algae have a tendency to grow and become dense and when this happens, sunlight does not penetrate beyond 8 cm. Circulating algae avoid staying on the surface.
There are two methods for growing algae, open one and a closed system. When the algae are grown in bioreactors Photo translucent, with a certain type of source of rays, is called closed system. The designer explains that this is a controlled and all visitors will be excluded. In the case open system can grow algae in open ponds, which are exposed to the elements. The process is relatively cheap, but you can not rely on their vulnerability.
In conclusion, the designer decided to use a variant of the open systems as a solution to this problem. Direct sunlight is not as good for the algae, then joins the open ponds in the underground barriers, pumping the algae in the building’s skin, to manage exposure to the sun. This process also curious to try to learn from this project because they can see through the transparent fence will also learn to see the columns of the algae when it will change the appearance of being transparent to a deep green mass. And finally the whole process works in cycles, excessive extraction of algae and turn it into biofuel, which would support the construction of energy.
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