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In reaction to recent pressures to explore new sources of energy due to our depleting sources of petroleum, the project envisions the repurposing of an outdated apparatus, the offshore oil rig. Off the coast of the Canadian Atlantic, an abandoned oil rig is found, and an opportunity is seized. The setting is in the not so distant future, where crude oil has depleted beyond human reach, and new solutions must be attained. The structure stands alive, living symbiotically with its environment, by harvesting the ocean's quickly replenishing biofuel source: algae.