in Castiglione d'Orcia

MEDIATIC ECOLOGIES of LIVING

Project by: YU JIE CHEN, CAMILLE COSMIANO & ANDREA HOE

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We were interested in the bathroom being a space for two ecologies, media and bacteria. As humans, we share community spaces for expression and socialization but these spaces are also just as much a place for physiology - bacteria and entities that are not human.

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The normally separated cycle of programs becomes integrated together such as compost oven and farming storage. This recreates the relationship between bacteria and living. The section looks at the two ecologies of living and digesting/polluting have constant juxtaposition and tension between the two. The building itself becomes a living organism and each room is a unique ecosphere in itself.

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The sequence of masses individually creates a network of elements. Each tower is like its own ecosphere which juxtapose each other. Living is immersed with mediatic monitors that connect the individual volumes containing the spaces of bacterial and living together. Moments where programs begin to overlap develop a gradient effect and negotiation between the activities and entities occupying the space that show the presence of the radical ecologies in the countryside.

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