The research focuses on additive manufacturing seaweed-based bioplastic. The goal is to provide an alternative for synthetic materials that can lead to a new mediation between the built and the natural environment and potentially lessen the toxic waste cycle caused by overproduction.

Climate change has already had observable harmful effects on the environment; less than a tenth of the material produced is recycled, leaving harmful environmental footprints, threatening the marine ecosystem, food safety, and human health contributing to climate change.

A graphic visual depiction has been used to map and show the elements, agents, context, and information that represent the research’s leading drivers. The diagram is divided into four interconnected areas: materiality, seaweed-based bioplastic, context, and sustainability.


Bioplastic’s material composition, applications and advantages


Research approach, material analysis, fabrication and design strategies


Excessive seaweed bloom’s causes and impact


Benefits of additive manufacturing seaweed as a bioplastic

Seaweed-Based Bioplastic // Cosmogramme is a project of IAAC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Advanced Architecture in 2021/22 by

Student: Elena Petruzzi

Faculty: Mireia Luzàrraga