suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
daniel MAYER & chris PRECHT: HUGO stands for human grown organism and is literally organic architecture. Having the current state of biology and science in mind with reconstructing and cloning body parts, generating second devices your body can connect with, or manipulating stem cells, lets one imagine how it could be influencial for architecture one day.
HUGO is an theoretical experiment of regenerative engineering and a futuristic thinking of how biology, medicine and architecture can shape organic shelters in future. layers of a body like skin, bones, fat or venes also work for HUGO in a similar way as a facade, static system, insulation or for transmitting energy.
Seeded and feeded before your birth, your home would grow up with you and is a constant companion on your journey. despite of sustainable affects of an living organism as architecture, thinking about architecture and one’s relationship to terms like home or house would change tremendously. imagine how profound the conncection to your personal architecture could be, if it is around you and depending on you for a lifetime.
sP: What or who influenced this project?:
dM & cP: Marjan Colletti, Kristina Schinegger and the human body itself.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?:
dM & cP: Watched and read a wide range from anatomical teaching material to applied research to slaughter movies, best served with classical music.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?:
dM & cP: Good student works from studios around the world tather than well-known offices or individuals.
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