The materials to be used would be the plastic waste that is dumped into our oceans everyday, plus a little of the surplus algae. The design is self-sufficient and mimics nature to adapt to its environment. They show a vision of what living could be for environmentally conscious individuals.
To be made using Archibiotics, these structures would use renewable energies and information as well as communication technologies to offer an end to oil-related conflicts.
The creator imagines that the inhabitants of these structures would be called The People of the Seas. These People would invent underwater urbanization so people could move to the ocean as well as bring a halt to ocean pollution. They would recycle 100% of their waste and expand their living structures with the recycled material. These structures have been dubbed Aequoreas.
With the living material used, they could also expand on their own, like an external skeleton. The semi-permeable membranes in the structures could desalinate water and microalgae to produce energy, and make water for the community.
Animals and plants of the underwater type that are rich in minerals, proteins, and vitamins would be kept and grown in “nurseries for the aquatic fauna and flora,” and then be used as food. As well, on board farms would grow fruits, vegetables, and grains. The food would be distributed evenly in reusable, biodegradable containers.
Even the furniture is made from bio-based materials. Materials would be synthesized from mussels and other similar animals.
According to the architect, it is based on a “eco-conscious individual entrepreneurship,” that would act as the social and economic backbone of a Utopian society.