Biofilter

 

Biofilter is an early project which tasked me with deriving a formal parti from two existing organisms and designing a new structure whose primary action is to positively affect its surroundings. BIOFILTER operates in the water, so I chose red coral as the first formal inspiration.

 

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And the dumbo octopus as the second.

 

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Overlapping the two geometries, I developed and refined a system of coiling channels and orbs which operate together as a plant-like organic structure.

 

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Clockwise From Top-Left: 1) Orb 2) Connector 3) Energy Coil 4) Seed Pods 5) Roots 6) Pods

Clockwise From Top-Left: 1) Orb 2) Connector 3) Energy Coil 4) Seed Pods 5) Roots 6) Pods

 

The BIOFILTER's central root system attracts and absorbs pollutants in the water and channels them into the large central orb, where they are broken down into components by the reactive coil. These components are then filtered through connectors into one of three smaller orbs, each of which forms a new compound (water, oxygen, fragrance) and stores it in small pods. These pods then break off when full and pop, releasing their contents into the environment.