24 Oct '16, 9am

TetraPOT uses mangroves to grow a greener sea defense system

TetraPOT uses mangroves to grow a greener sea defense system

Tetrapods, those curious concrete structures that resemble oversized toy jacks, protect shores across the world from life-threatening waves—but they’re not environmentally friendly or sustainable. Inspired to create a “stronger yet greener sea defense” system, Taiwanese designer Sheng-Hung Lee designed the TetraPOT, a fusion between the concrete tetrapod and natural mangroves . The innovative design uses the iconic four-pronged tetrapod shape with the insertion of a biodegradable pre-seeded pot to grow mangrove trees that filter water pollution, protect the shores, and beautify coastlines.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/tetrapot-uses-mangroves-to-grow-a-gr...

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