THE INFORMATION GATHERED AND PRINCIPLES ESTABLISHED BY THE ALGAETECTURAL STUDIES WERE APPLIED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSTALLATION ADDRESSING THE ISSUE OF HUMAN SCALE.
Designed as an architectural component, the vessels proposed that the inherent ability of certain algae to absorb carbon dioxide and to produce oxygen could be harnessed within an architectural surface, potentially modifying their immediate environment.
A partially living hybrid emerged; the vessels assembled alongside the requisite support infrastructure of facilitators, inhibitors, structure and discharge systems.
Maintaining sterile conditions became a predominant concern of the installation. Inevitably, contamination occurred as ambient micro-organisms infiltrated the vessels, subverting the transformative intent.
In response, a compositional modification transpired and the installation Nonsterile emerged. The vessels were reconfigured to encourage the growth of captured microbes, they became Monitor Vessels, manifesting the imperceptible abundant cohabitants of the environment in which we exist.