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.
Designer: The Living