suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
michael YOUNG: Botanical Garden adjacent to SCIArc. The facility acts as a artificial reef for plants. The program contains a temporary laboratory for genetic plant engineering set to eventually collapse under the weight of plants along side the movement, which overtakes and weakens the structure. It investigates the idea of architecture as a temporary structure as opposed to the long held tradition of architecture as an eternal element within the world.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
mY: 1st Ave Machine, Planet Earth
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
mY: Listening: Tom Waits, Botch, The Cramps, MF Doom
Reading: Roald Dahl
Watching: Project Runway, Curb Your Enthusiasm
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
mY: Hernan Diaz Alonso, 1st Ave Machine, Thom Mayne, Ralph Meatyard