With the new use of Algae as part of bio-reactive façade systems, there is an opportunity that it can be helpful to the indoor air quality and part of a closed loop system that supports a building as a renewable source of energy. The concern with the system is the amount of light a fully grown bio panel would block from the inside perspective of the building occupant. Would the fully grown algae be too dense to cover the entire window and would need to able to open and close to adjust to the amount of daylight wanted within the space?
Danielle (Dani) Scaccia
Dani is a final year Master's of Architecture student, expected graduation date is May 2021. She is interested in learning about the effect plants and other bio materials can have on the building environment and health of the people. She is also interested in researching new materials for structure, such as CLT. Dani is from Fayetteville, North Carolina and has hobbies in other areas of design such as baking, painting and car restoration.