Omlab created Modular by nature, architecture for insects, birds and other city dwellers. The modules are part of the green facade pilot of architecture firm MVRDV. On World Earth Day 2022, April 22nd, the waste based fauna modules have been placed in the Mobilane system next to lush native plants.
The modules are 3D-printed with Omlab’s material prototype Itbettermatter. The clay like mixture is made of calcite, Kaumera, cellulose (Recell) and alginate, 3 out of 4 resources originate from sewage or drinking water purification.
Thanks to this co-operation with MVRDV Omlab further explores applications of the ecologically sound materialprototype Itbettermatter. Omlab’s modules will degrade, that’s a fact. In a next step Omlab will add seeds and minerals to the biodegradable material. So, when the facade modules will desintegrate, the calcium rich material and all the extra’s will benefit soil biodiversity and plant growth.
To be continued.
Modular by nature:
Artistic research in co-op with Raven Kiss
Material: Itbettermatter by Omlab
Resources: calcite, cellulose (Recell), Kaumera and alginate
Part of the Mobilane-wall assembled in the garden of MVRDV, Rotterdam.
Co-operation with architects Arjen Ketting and Quentin Aubry (MVRDV).