CaCO3 DEPOSITIONAL HOUSE
The laying down and accumulation of matter by natural agency with respect to time is understood as ’deposition’. Geological and bone formations are such examples of deposition which are also notably reliant on the crystallization of the mineral calcium carbonate (CaCO3), an ecological biomimetic construction system currently attracting enormous research interest within materials science. The CaCO3 depositional house proposes CaCO3 based depositional processes as a basis for constructing architectures in the near future. The house is accordingly sited at the Knaresborough Petrifying well, Yorkshire, on the opposing bank of the River Nidd. This speculative drawn project, transcends pencil and paper through integrating into a wider mixed method research thesis on CaCO3 depositional architectures. This thesis; traces depositional architectural precedents through cybernetic and surrealist theory, further explores the construction of the CaCO3 house through written speculative narrative, and documents the experimental and physical prototyping of a component of the CaCO3 depositional house through CaCO3 deposition and calcite biomineralization over textile templates within the Knaresborough Petrifying Well through 2016. Documentation of the fabrication of the prototype, a window from the CaCO3 depositional house, can be found by clicking here. This masters research thesis in architecture was undertaken by James at the university of greenwich, london, under the supervision of Professor Neil Spiller, with further input from inorganic chemist Professor Fiona Meldrum at the university of leeds and molecular biologist Dr Simon Park at the university of surrey.
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Cleint:n/a, Location:Knaresborough Yorkshire UK, Budget:n/a, Involvement:2015-Present, Status:Research
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