Elkayam Daniel


Algae Ranging Between Living and Dead Matter

Advisor: Shamia opher Nati

Imagine a world in which we harness nature in favor of man without harming it. Reflecting on our consumption habits and a vision for wellbeing that is more beneficial for both the planet and mankind have led to a design process that explores algae as a catalyst for perceptual change. The project focuses on the Biophilic experience and natural aesthetics with objects that offer two approaches that create a hybrid between land and sea:

“YAMA” – A partition that proposes an implementation of the algae as a versatile sheet with a potential for recycling and industrialization.

“MAYMA” – Reconstruction of the algae for a configuration of living fibers that sustain photosynthesis.