Gallery: Bio-Fuel Growing Eco Pods Rejuvenate Stalled Boston Project

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Halted in November 2008, mid-construction, the Filene development in downtown Boston is currently barely even a shell of a building. The bones of the building are up, but sub street level a giant hole leaves a gouge in the city’s plan. Undaunted, Höweler + Yoon Architecture and Squared Design Lab teamed up to design a vertical tower of prefabricated “eco pods” filled with bio-fuel producing algae for the space. The new tower would act as a center to test new algae species and different growing methods.

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  1. Marin Sawa's "Algaerium... November 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    […] and textile designer Marin Sawa’s beautiful work explores ways that we can incorporate the production of biofuels within our built environments. With her Algaerium, she has created a series of living surfaces and textiles that cultivate and […]

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