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H.O.R.T.U.S ZKM: Fibrous Structures / algae / architecture / cyber-Gardens / waterOctober 30, 2015

.H.O.R.T.U.S. Karlsruhe engages the notion of Urbansphere2 as an augmented biosphere; the synthesis of renewable energy and nutrients for human consumption is reconsidered as an urban practice enabled by a novel bio-digital gardening prototype; the architectural apparatus transforms the archetype of the column into an high-density photo-bioreactor able to connect in space and time human metabolism to the proliferation of life within micro-algal ecologies such as cianobacteria cultures. 
 
Flows of Energy [light radiation], Matter[proteins, CO2] and Information [data-feeds] are pro­cessed and fed back in real-time, stimulating the emergence of multiple mechanisms of self-reg­ulation and evolving novel forms of hybrid self-organisation.Visitors turned cyber-gardeners are invited to engage directly with H.O.R.T.U.S enriching their material experience of bio-digital micro-ecologies and embodying future urban cyber-gardening practices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location_ Globale: Exo-EvolutionZKM Museum in Karlsruhe

Year_2015/2016

Client_ZKM Museum in Karlsruhe

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