The anticipation of a future species, part plant and creature, complete with a unique life-cycle, habits, needs, and social patterns, and the design of a life cycle. These were the driving ideas for the speculative design of an Ecotarium that would make a true spectacle ecology. Students were asked to cultivate investigations within the forms of nature, to retrieve the wisdom in mosaics, connectivity, biodiversity, patches, matrices, etc. With the ultimate goal of making ecologies in design technology and practice visible.Read More
The Ecotariums were restricted to a holding space of 22 cubic inches and needed to support the created animals life for at least a year. Students were then further challenged to integrate their individual Ecotariums into a "mixing facility" which would allow them to connect and interact.
The projects were guided by Terreform One who is a non-profit organization dedicated to combating extinction through architecture and urban research.
Ramya Jangamakote Ramesh Kumar
Shany Puthiya Kunnon
Gabriel Enrique Ramirez Palacios