Date of Submission

Spring 5-5-2018

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Primary Advisor

Pegah Zamani


The theory of purifying a city’s smog filled atmosphere by using green microalgae can be architecturally realized through a designed building envelope composed of multiple units of microalgae filled perforated panels. The nature of this project is bio-architectural. Precise execution of it relies on deep research in vehicular emission pollution in terms of molecular composition. This research will help identify the most prominent pollutant in the smog composition and match it to a species of algae that can completely process it during photosynthesis. In addition to air pollution research, research on algae typology, growth and environmental impact is also essential to ensure that the selected algae can efficiently perform and survive year round. The third component of this project’s execution is the ap- application of a computational controlled algorithm based on light sensors to maximize the envelope’s annual performance. Context wise, the installation of this bio facade on existing can occur in most motor vehicle emission concentrated parts of any polluted city