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Bioreceptive Concrete Panels

It was architect: Bartlett School of Architecture and designed by Marcos Cruz, Richard Beckett and Javier Ruiz. It is dated 2017-2019. Its medium is panels (2). It is a part of the department.

These concrete panels are designed to encourage the growth of mosses, lichens, and algae—all resilient organisms that conduct photosynthesis and absorb air pollution. The concrete is milled to produce fissures and depressions in geometries that are optimized to be bioreceptive. The panels are then seeded, creating a favorable environment for biocolonization when they are installed as architectural façades.

It is credited Courtesy of the designers and sponsored by University College London, Lambeth Council, and Transport for London.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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