'Anamorphic Carcasses: Memorials of Waste' - decompositional architecture by Daniel Caven (SClarc post graduate ESTM program)
This speculative project envisages architectural artefacts that use, as a medium, the polluted aquifers that line the Mojave desert. Native species and ecosystems are being affected by human industrialisation in the area; damaged by pollution. These structures would be made up of operable holding tanks and water purifying scaffolding that would intentionally excrete waste as they function; leading to decomposition of the outer shell to eventually produce strange skeletal forms. These resulting grotesques (or carcasses) would stand as ‘memorials of waste’ - illustrating the effects of pollutants in the aquatic ecology of the Mojave desert.
While it seems unlikely something like this would ever go beyond a conceptual stage, as statements of architecture-meets-art they would certainly be fascinating creations to watch as they transform themselves.
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