THE EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT CONTAMINANT PRESENTS A CULMINATION OF A SERIES OF INVESTIGATIVE STUDIES AS A RESPONSIVE ARCHITECTURAL INSTALLATION.
Contaminant I incorporates an expansive range of topics, from practical techniques of material and component fabrication to aesthetic notions regarding the manifestation of ambient microbial populations and an almost epidemiological tracing of human activity.
An assembly of designed components embrace the disciplines of microbiology and mycology, alongside architecture and engineering. The structure, incorporating responsive Monitor Vessels and the support systems required to sustain them, is hypothetically located where arbitrary micro-organic material would be incidentally introduced.
The subterranean vascular network of the London Underground provides airborne highways for particulate matter across the city. London’s inhabitants act as unwitting hosts to microbial populations, introducing catalytic material describing individual daily activity. An architecture of contamination results, the fabric and spatial possibilities of the installation reconfigured with every microbial progression.