Recreating the concrete masonry unit (CMU) to support ecologically opportunistic diversity
Ralph Nelson’s project “12 Blocks” which served to inform this project: www.architectmagazine.com/design/12-blocks.aspx
Another rendition of the same concept: design-milk.com/brick-biotopes-at-milan-design-week
Gaps, Niches, Perches and Platforms Opportunistically Occupied
Experimental application of structural dimensions. Processes, materials, and methods as an iterative and intuitive progression.
Individual Species Considerations: Phenology, Life Cycle and Structural Habitat Requirements.
Laser Cut Volumetric Model and Structural Habitat Criteria Development
A host species was selected (part of a broader scope project) and all relevant structural habitat requirements, physiological constraints and seasonal shifts were taken into consideration. In addition, a three-dimensional, proportionally correct models of the selected host species was created as well.
Mycelium infuses all landscapes. A single cubic inch of soil can contain 8 miles of mycelia cells. They holds soils together and are extremely tenacious. They’re the grand molecular disassemblers of nature and generate the humus soils across the land masses of Earth. There also exists a multi-directional transfer of nutrients between plants, mitigated by the mycelium in the form of mycorrhizae.
Humans are more closely related to fungi than to any other kingdom. Mycelium inhales oxygen and exhales carbon dioxide just as we do. We also share in common the same pathogens. It has even been hypothesized that the structure of mycelium essentially represents extended neurological networks. Both their structure and their function of transporting and distributing nutrients communicates the idea that mycelium is in fact the earth’s biological internet.
Logo design for The GRAMMY Museum’s Music Revolution Project on behalf of Primate Design Studio.