Exhibition in PULA until July 3rd 2021: ALG.A

ALG.A  -  an experimental approach to locally available sustainable materials

When: June 19th – Juli 3rd 2021, Mo – Fri 5 – 9pm
Where: DAI SAI, Društvo Arhitekata Istre,
Smareglina ulica 1, Pula/Croatia     
Authors: Ivan Marjanović, Elizabeta Šamec und Milena Stavrić             http://dai-sai.hr/web/?p=7181

Alginate has an unrevealed potential in architecture, unlike the already commercially used microalgae. It is found in the cell walls of brown algae, which are widely spread in Croatia’s coastal area.
This elastic material extracted from algae and combined with certain additives can be easily shaped and permanently maintain the desired shape. Depending on the used additives, material properties change, enabling the formation of different elements. The obtained geometries range from linear filaments to membranes and shells.