Pleura Pod: Air purification wall transforming carbon dioxide in

Developed by students at MIT, Pleura Pod is a wall system where architecture and nature coexist. The term “pleura” is used to describe a thin membrane covering the lungs with closed cavities containing a small amount of fluid that minimizes the friction of respiratory movements. Learning from nature, the research team explored a wall assembly with small cavities filled with algae and through which air is circulated, with the algae transforming carbon dioxide into oxygen.