Johnston Architects pllc
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Mia Tran

BioPlant is a series of conceptual design studies for a future algae processing facility for BioAlgene, Inc. Centered around the emerging technology of utilizing algae to convert carbon dioxide waste into useful oxygen, fuels, and biomass, BioPlant celebrates and enhances the scientific process through the lens of the built environment. The architecture works to concentrate and accelerate algae growth through a series of playful conical shapes that maximizes algaeā€™s exposure to solar energy while housing scientific processing equipment safely below. The unique building form will be sure to capture the attention of the general public, inviting the causal observer to explore the cutting edge of global warming reversal. For BioPlant, architecture and science work in tandem to create an enticing form to elevate the natural process of photosynthesis into a beacon of the future.


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