East London, UK - 2020
A new domestic algae garden
In June 2020 ecoLogicStudio has devised BioBombola, a pioneering project that invites individuals, families and communities to cultivate a domestic algae garden – a sustainable source of vegetable proteins. BioBombola absorbs carbon dioxide and oxygenates homes more effectively than common domestic plants while fostering a fulfilling daily interaction with nature.
Centre Pompidou, Paris - 2019
ecoLogicStudio developed the first large scale prototype of this innovation in February 2019. Named H.O.R.T.U.S. XL Astaxanthin.g, the large scale, high-resolution 3D printed bio-sculpture was presented for the first time at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The research project was developed in collaboration with the Synthetic Landscapes Lab at the University of Innsbruck.
The show, part of Mutations-Creations series and curated by Marie-Ange Brayer with Olivier Zeitoun, retraces the archaeology of the living and of artificial life.
As the curators assert, in the digital era, a new interaction is emerging between creation and the fields of life science, neuroscience and synthetic biology. The notion of â€œlivingâ€ takes on a new form of artificiality, that permeates the entire Urbansphere â€” the global apparatus of contemporary urbanity. Here, the miniaturization, distribution and intelligence of manmade urban networks have reached in-human complexity, engendering evolving processes of synthetic life on Earth.
Astana, Kazakhstan - 2017
The world first bio-digital dwelling
In June 2017, we completed in Astana (Kazakhstan), BIO.tech HUT, the world's first permanent biotechnological dwelling. The project creates indoor habitats for growing micro-algae organisms. These habitats are integrated into 3 inhabitable pavilions.
Within the new design framework of BIO.tech HUT microalgae are not only able to photosynthesize by capturing solar radiation, but also to absorb emissions from the building itself, especially CO2. They become a new active layer that is part of both city and natural metabolic cycles.