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TetraPOT 2.0 – The Evolution of Greener Sea Defense, 2015-2018

It was designed by Sheng-Hung Lee. It is dated 2015-2018. Its medium is scale prototypes, rendering.

The TetraPOT is an artificial shoreline defense that works with the surrounding ecosystem. Sheng-Hung Lee designed a 3-part mold with holes and a central chamber to contain a mangrove seedling. As the mangrove matures, its root system seeks out the holes and connects to adjacent seeded pods, creating an interlocking root system.

It is credited Courtesy of Sheng-Hung Lee.

  • Comb (Italy), mid-19th century
  • cut and steam-bent tortoiseshell, gilt silver, carved coral.
  • Gift of the estate and in memory of Robert B. Noyes.
  • 1946-50-70

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