Wednesday, 6 January 2016

octopus’ garden in the shade

An inventive diver vacationing in Noli—by Finale Ligure, was inspired to construct underwater green-houses that fulfil all the requirements of their terrestrial counterparts. These installations, called Nemo’s Garden and were part of last year’s Milanese design expo, are balloons anchored to the sea floor with a bubble of air, forming a protective cavity that can range from the size of a single plant up to rows and fields I suppose, which are pretty self-sustaining—with fresh water filtered through osmosis from the surrounding aquatic environment and temperatures and luminosity remain almost constant.