The Herbarium energy/ L’ Herbier Energetique

7th January 2011

The Energy Herbarium was recently shown during the Design Biennale in Saint Etienne, France and is a collaboration between Laerke Hooge Andersen (one of my ex students )and Franck Magne and EDF energy.

Designing a series of future thinking probes they have defined a future hypotheses for energy production from renewable sources exploring plant life.

Offering solutions such as thermodynamic systems and concentric hellitropic cells the resulting probes are titled 'Rhizone Electriques, Trompettes Solaires and Efflorescences to name a few.

The project aims to research ways in which to capture energy through new ways driven by living organisms and plant life and offers up a glimpse of the research being undertaken by the large energy companies who need to reconsider how to source future energy.


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