AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture Art and Design


Online-Issn No :
2532-683X
Print-Issn No :
2464-9309
Language :
English
Publisher :
Palermo University Press

Indexed - 2019 : IPI Value (1.92)


Design and microalgae. Sustainable systems for cities


Article PDF :

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Article type :

Original article

Author :

Pier Paolo Peruccio,Maurizio Vrenna

Volume :

6

Issue :

1

Abstract :

New practices linked to biological sciences are emerging in the world of design and architecture. In recent years various interventions have involved the use of living organisms and biomaterials even in an urban context. This essay analyzes those projects that have entailed the use of microalgae, tracing their limits and possibilities. The guidelines for the implementation of similar projects at the level of products or small installations are also defined. From the perspective of designing for the benefit of citizens and given the countless properties of microalgae, solutions of this kind and innovative integrated services could be a way to mitigate the environmental, but also social and economic problems, of present and future cities.

Keyword :

microalgae, urban production, limits and possibilities, product/service/system, sustainability

Doi :

https://doi.org/10.19229/2464-9309/6212019

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