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Eco-Engineered Hexagonal Seawall Tiles, 2017-ongoing

It is dated 2017-ongoing. Its medium is habitat tiles (4), projection mapping. It is a part of the department.

Existing seawall barriers tend to be smooth, flat surfaces that do not foster biodiversity. Reef Design Lab’s patterned seawall tiles, made for application onto existing structures, encourage colonization and growth via undulating surface patterns, helping to reestablish species and promote biodiversity. The projection mapping shows species’ colonization of the tiles in three phases: early colonizers (such as barnacles and algae), mid-growth colonizers (such as sea stars and sea anemones), and late colonizers (such as oysters and fish).

It is credited Courtesy of Alex Goad.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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