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The video documents reEarth, an interactive mobile architecture that explores new forms of bio-cooperative interaction between people and nature. Through the study of plant electro-physiology, the architects have wired their primitive ‘intelligence’ into the control-loop of an autonomous robotic ecosystem. The plants are organized within a mobile structures that recalls the geodesic spheres realized by architect Buckminster Fuller, anticipating the structure of nature at a molecular level as it was demonstrated later by the microscopic view. It is a prototype of a new cyber garden that continuosly shifts its centre-of-gravity, a model to apply to any aspect of modern life.
The Interactive Architecture Lab, reEarth Project, 2016, led by William Victor Camilleri & Danilo Sampaio, and supervised by Ruairi Glynn. Parametric Design and Fabrication was supported by William Bondin, Francois Mangion and Thomas Powell.