suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
michael YOUNG : The current model of the city relies on antiquated power consumption and distribution methodologies creating a sea of energy waste. In the age of “Green Architecture”, we are told to repress and reduce the appetite of the building in order to save ourselves, but what if that model is inverted? By way of kinetics, human/animal waste, etc., can we create a building whose energy output is greater than its input, creating an excess to share and support its surroundings? Our interest within the studio is to explore how architecture through an extreme formalism can attempt to address these problems. This work attempts to mediate the physiology’s between animal and machine as a true consumer/producer.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
mY: Concept cars
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
mY: David Bowie
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
mY: 1st Ave Machine, Hernan diaz Alonso, Kokkugia