BIOLUMINESCENT ALGAE A somewhat tangental use of plantlife in the urban spehere; this concept developed by Eduardo Mayoral, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. The concept proposes the design and fabrication of glowing devices that do not consume electricity but through the manipulation of bioluminescent populations of microorganisms. A species of algae that glows when excited by movement, Pyrocystis Fusiformis.
The bioluminescent devices could be used for public ambient lighting, natural park illumination, signs, and billboards. It proposes a radical shift in the uses of plantlife in the urban realm.
Biomimetic Design for Landscape Architecture