advisors: cecil BALMOND & ezio BLASETTI
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
nam il JOE, laura e. LO, & mark t. NICOL: Formative to our design intent is a desire to use the plastic particulates that are concentrated in the world’s ocean gyres as a productive building material. To do so we have looked to existing technologies to develop a system that would allow us to extract these plastics, reprocess them, and form them into strands. These strands could then be embedded with additional materials increasing their tensile strength and tendency to bundle together.