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ViennaBiennale2019

SPACE AND EXPERIENCE – Architecture for Better Living at MAK
29 May – 6 October 2019

LIQUIFER Systems Group exhibits two architectural visions illustrating the fundamental capacity architecture holds for creating a better future for living, working, and playing as part of the Vienna Biennale for Change 2019 exhibition: SPACE AND EXPERIENCE – Architecture for Better Living at the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna.

Approaching the topic from a(n) (outer-) space perspective, LIQUIFER-collaborative projects Living Architecture and Regolight are featured, both funded by EU research and development grants. The projects demonstrate the use of unlikely materials – for manufacturing building components on extra-terrestrial surfaces and for providing sustainable building services here on earth.

Architects and Designers featured: Civic Architects, ecoLogicStudio, Energy Design Cody, Liquifer Systems Group, mostlikely, MVRDV, Realarchitektur, Space Popular, SPAN (del Campo Manninger), Tzou Lubroth Architekten

Regolight developed 3D, additive manufacturing technologies for the fabrication of building components on the moon using only in-situ resources as materials. Sunlight is concentrated to generate power strong enough to sinter regolith, the loose dust and debris found on the lunar surface, into solid components that can be used as shielding against radiation in the construction of autonomous habitats.

Living Architecture develops an integrated wall system for a new generation of building service infrastructure, combining algae photo-bioreactors, microbial fuel cells, and synthetic microbial consortia. The integrated system is capable to purify domestic waste water, generate electricity and biomass, and recover valuable nutrients, such as phosphate. The system is intended to evolve from the proof-of-concept in laboratory environment to a technologically advanced innovation which shall support the transition towards a circular economy with a focus on renewable sources. The integration of several technologies based on living organisms and the enhancement through synthetic biology serve as the revolutionary aspects of the project.