We created a series of recyclable building blocks for the decoration of an aquarium from Nike Grind materials. The demand for family indoor aquariums is rising since more and more city people have limited access to nature and are trying to obtain a natural environment around them. There are many components in an aquarium. Besides the underwater lives, the decoration is a major concern and the key to an attractive aquarium.
However, as we observe, most materials used in the process of decoration come from nature. Sands, rocks, wood, coral reef and so on are usually the objects people use to furnish their aquariums. The acquiring of these materials consumes many natural resources and imposes a certain level of environmental impact. Moreover, most used materials in an aquarium will go straight to a landfill or an incinerator and never be used again at the end of their lifetime.
To mitigate the depletion of natural resources and prolong the lifetime of the materials, we decided to propose a solution which uses recycled rubber as decoration material to make an eco-friendly aquarium. Building blocks made of Nike Grind rubber will replace the natural materials commonly used in an aquarium and act as the medium to create a nature-like underwater environment.