Photo: Cookies / Imperial College / Chen Gong
Discover the world of Liquid Stone by casting your own ‘moss ball’. Take part in a participatory experiment about antique construction recipes and cutting edge science on bio receptive concrete.
Led by architects Clément Périssé, Alice Grégoire and Federico Martelli (Cookies), Liquid Stone is a project exploring the fascinating world of antique concrete and its strange recipes, as well as the potentials of bio-receptive concrete, a cutting edge concrete that allows life to grow directly onto it.
You will be able to create your own concrete recipe with a wide range of ingredients, and cast it in a special formwork. The result will be a unique ‘moss ball’ polyhedra, which you can take home and watch being colonized by living organisms.
Your effort will contribute to a database of empirical bio-receptive concrete, and provide feedback about how successful the growth on your prototype is.
At the crossroads of empirical and participatory science, Liquid Stone and its Moss Ball prototype are an invitation to discuss the future of sustainable construction material, an open experiment and a cheerful invitation to reinvent our relationship to concrete.
Sat 18 June | Free
Book a free ticket to one of the three slots (2-3pm/3.30-4.30pm/5-6pm)
This workshop is part of the Great Exhibition Road Festival, with the support of the Académie de France à Rome, the Villa Médicis, and is organised in collaboration with the Higher Education, Research and Innovation Department of the French Embassy to the UK
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