Monday 24 June 2013

Exbury Egg - floating Architecture designed for the future

We've come to share the interesting concept of Exbury Egg, executed by the artist Stephen Turner. It consists on a floating structure that acts both as an artistic piece and as a case study for future/expectable needs of human beings, taking into account climate changes and consequent rising of the sea level. All texts and images presented belong to Stephen Turner and can be found at the project's website.

"The Exbury Egg will be  a temporary, energy efficient self-sustaining work space for artist Stephen Turner in the estuary of the River Beaulieu. It is a place to stay and a laboratory for studying the life of a tidal creek, a collecting and collating centre with integral storage & display areas. It will take on the patina of 730 daily tides below the water line, and 365 days of weathering by wind, rain and bleaching by the sun above.

The Egg will be ‘tethered’ like a boat and will rise and fall with the tide. The light touch and basic nature of the 'Exbury Egg' aims to re-appraise the way we live; to properly consider sustainably and future use of natural resources. Stephen Turner is interested in exploring a more empathic relationship with nature which reveals the precious and transcendent in everyday life. The artwork created will stem from Stephen’s occupation, developing through direct experience an understanding of local natural cycles and processes and the relationship of the environment to the narratives of human activity in the unending calendar of seasonal life."

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