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Courtesy of The Scottish Association of Marine Science

Bio-ID Lab designs DIY algae-infused tiles that can extract toxic dyes from water

21 September 2019

The Bio-Integrated Design Lab at the Bartlett School of Architecture has created a modular system of tiles inlaid with algae that can filter toxic chemical dyes and heavy metals out of water.

Called Indus, the tiles are on display in the UK for the first time during the London Design Festival.

Under the theme of Nature/Nurture, they form part of curator Jane Withers’ programme for the Brompton Design District, which explores how design can learn from and protect our natural environment.

Indus is designed to be built on site in areas with contaminated water sources, where artisans can pour water over the tiles to purify it.

Full article here: https://www.dezeen.com/2019/09/21/bio-id-lab-indus-algae-tiles-water/

Algae-UK were pleased to be able to sponsor this installation.