Primary Producers (The Algae Library). 2018-2019. Isolated live algae cultures, water, light, plastic, aluminum, PVC, wood, steel.
The Algae Library is a speculative pavilion, an artificial environment designed to optimize the capacity for architecture to be “inhabited.” Both a weatherproof structure and a functioning photobioreactor, Primary Producers uses a gravity based system of circulation and filtration. Its transparent funnel form maximizes exposure to sunlight while collecting rainwater for cultivating the edible algae.