DESIGN PROPOSAL: ELDER
Inspired by the new wave of multi-species aquaculture, SEAWEED CAFE was s first step in modelling the many practical and aesthetic uses of marine algae (seaweed).
THE PROPOSAL: A Japanese-influenced seaside garden-cafe features seaweed-based cuisine and crafts such as, lamps, baskets, sculpture, textiles and architectural detailing. A particular emphasis was placed on the luminous quality and sinuous lines of the material. This 3D showcase encourages sustainable aquaculture as an alternate source of income for independent fishermen and their families in developing nations.
Model to upgraded and marketed along with full-scale sample craft items.