suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Disguincio&co (mirko DANELUZZO & mirco BIANCHINI): The intention is to occupy anthropized contexts, where the green is extremely controlled or even absent, to make ready an infrastructure able to sew up again different economies (in a classical way) in a single system: a connection between flora, fauna and the urban landscape, in its different characters, physical and psychological. This project collect many aspects: it is a system, an ecology, a roof, a place . . .
The main structure is based on the Splinetex(™) technology, that basically is a composite pipe: steel core in a PVC glove, reinforced with a carbon fiber strata. The composite pipes are woven to make a compact, elastic and light whole, that anchors itself to the ground and the adjacent buildings. The structure is covered by a layer of PET and Titanium oxide able to absorb pollutant in the air and transform them into fertilizer for the climbing plants that grows through the pipes. A system of optical fibers distributes in defined points, a not invasive soft illumination.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
Disguincio&co: Rachel Armstrong, Francois Roche, Ezio Blasetti.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
Disguincio&co: Reading: The Meaning of Disgust, Usage du monde; watching: Altered States, The game of thrones; listening: Trentemøller, The Black Keys, Metronomy, Screen Vinyl.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
Disguincio&co: Joshua Tybur, Paul Rozin, Daniel Kelly.
Additional credits and links:
Mirko Daneluzzo, Mirco Bianchini: concept, behaviour managment, details, visuals.
Carla Gould: ecology studies.
Laura Bolcato: text editor.