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Bio[Lume] Skin

We imagine a future that is completely dark. Where humans have evolved into an altered state of organisms, forming a different species interdependent on each other. Humans have had a devastating effect on oxygen levels in the ocean resulting in an inhospitable environment for deep sea creature. Causing deoxygenation of the ocean’s warmer upper layers and disrupting marine ecosystems. These organisms cannot survive in the depleted oxygen water anymore and, therefore, retaliated against humans, infested human bodies in order to survive. The human race has undergone a paradigm shift, engaged in a symbiotic relationship with other organisms. These organisms grow out from the spinal cord as the human sensory receptors are located in the head and are able to release a light by means of a chemical reaction that the new organisms produce.

Our concept for the skin was to create a new organ as an extension of the human body. We want to host living organisms on our second skin to illuminate the otherwise invisible creatures from the deep sea. Due to scarcity of oxygen resources in the future we are addressing the new territories where organisms can live in more oxygen responsive skins. The human sensory receptors are located in the head with the spinal cord connecting with the body. The spine is rigid but flexible and is therefore ideal for integrating it as an application within the skin to contextualize the ‘organ’ with the body.

KOmbucha growth

Project Team

Thora H Arnardottir, Jessica Dias, Noor El-Gewely and Ingried Ramirez

Academic Tutors

Manual Kretzer & Anastasia Pistofidou

Bio[Lume] Skin is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed in Skin2, which is a Seminar, at Master in Advanced Architecture 02 in 2016.  

See more on IAAC blog

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