Rajan Mistry

Rajan Mistry

Corona, CA, US


SBDC: The Living Machine

Typology: Research Institution
Location: Sacramento, California
Client: International Algae Competition 2011
Year: unbuilt (designed 2010 - 2011)

The "LIVING MACHINE" is an architectural / urban design entry for the 2011 International Algae Competition and is a small part of the urban scheme of the Sacramento Botanical Discovery Center [SBDC], which consists of a high-speed rail terminal, a science pavilion, a performing arts center, a recreational facility and a natural park.

The design introduces a series of building systems which taps into the adjacent rivers for algae production, energy creation, a passive cooling system and for the rivers' detoxification.

The full project encompasses the urban / social / environmental need for the project as well as an overview of the systems involved.


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Status: Competition Entry
Location: Sacramento, CA, US