by The Living

Stefano Schiaffonati

This project explores a new vision of probiotic buildings. It is a prototype for architecture that promotes human health by promoting diverse microbial communities through the calibration of light and air flow.

It involves a room made of porous, organic material with both macro-spaces for humans and micro-spaces for microbes—and interfaces for exchanges among different species.

In a broader sense, this project for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 is a model for a new spatial contract. To live together in the future, humans will thrive by sharing space with other humans and with many types of microbes.

This project has been longlisted in the installation design category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Designer: The Living
Project: Alive

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