Reef Design Lab works closely with researchers to develop marine habitat infrastructure for a range of applications. Our particular focus is how we can use innovative design and manufacturing methods to create more effective habitat solutions. Our extensive knowledge of how 3D printing can be used to minimise cost while increasing geometric complexity makes us especially unique.  

Our main goal has always been to support marine research. We have been developing partnerships with researchers, research institutions and communities around the world to answer questions about man made marine habitat and how we can build to benefit the marine environment in the future. 

The areas we are focusing on at the moment are eco-engineering of seawalls, wave break structures for mangroves/erosion control and modular structures for coral farming/restoration. 

 

AWARDS:

We are very proud to have MARS voted one of the top ten inventions of 2015 by Popular Science Magazine, winner of the Dyson Australia innovation award 2014 and the Hills Young Australian Design Award 2015. 

 

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 Above: MARS designed by Alex Goad (2013) on display at the Boston Society of Architects 'Nature Structure' Exhibition 2018. Photo and exhibition curation by Scott Burnham. 

Above: MARS designed by Alex Goad (2013) on display at the Boston Society of Architects 'Nature Structure' Exhibition 2018. Photo and exhibition curation by Scott Burnham.