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BIOBULB

BIOBULB

  Miami Site Context Map

Miami Site Context Map

BioBulb straddles the beach front and sea at Virginia Key to bring awareness and action to the revitalization of endangered species local to South Florida while fostering renewable energy production. Virginia Key in the past has been home to many animal and plant species, but today sea turtles and many plants within the mangrove environment are becoming more extinct due to human contact, predators, and storm interference. 

Fall 2017
Options Studio I
Georgia Institute of Technology
Instructor: Michael Gamble
Individual Project


  BioBulb at Sea

BioBulb at Sea

 

BioBulb consists of 3 animal and plant revitalization efforts:
• a floating botanical garden housing endangered Floridian plants
sea turtle nesting site protection and re- search facilities
algae production as food and protection for young turtles at sea

 
  Life Cycle of Sea Turtle

Life Cycle of Sea Turtle


 

The BioBulb is a prototypical mobile oating botanical garden that adapts and integrates multiple renewable energy system options:
algae energy is harvested on an innovative interlocking glass and aluminum skin
rainwater collection with internal irrigation system through garden’s interior
water desalination network
solar energy receptors 

Mechanical Propulsion Typical Section


BioBulb Scheme at Sea

Researcher Residential Floating Pod with Docking Station


BioBulb Structural Detail Model

 

Overall Site Section and Iteration Sketch Studies