Quarantena | Robert Gilson

This is actually the first time in the past three weeks that I am able to have a proper yet very short break and share an exciting project I came across a while ago.

Robert Gilson’s drawings of Quarantena are absolutely stunning!

Here is how Robert described his project:
Anti-Air: Air, or the invisible atmosphere that surrounds us, can be activated. Air can be transformed naturally or artificially into an “anti-air.” Twenty-four slaughterhouse workers have reported symptoms of extreme numbness and paralysis. Researchers find that brain mist, a microscopic industrial byproduct, can impair human motor functions when inhaled.

The atmosphere was first understood to be a weapon at the 1915 battle of Ypres when German troops deployed chlorine gas to poison the environment of their Canadian opponents. Instead of harming human flesh, the environment that sustains life was targeted. For German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, the rise of environmental warfare marks a radical departure for the modern mind.
”Ventilation is the profound secret of existence.”

Human ambition has surpassed the carrying capacity of the Earth. Quarantine facilitates the divorce of man from nature by exploiting the technological gap that divides the human from the natural.

It is a system for the isolation of environmental deviance.

Quarantena is a detainment network housing 1500+ detainees that cohabitate in 300 pods.

Quarantena floats within the uncertain atmosphere and above a mechanized Earth.

Here is the final video:

source: suckerPUNCH


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This entry was posted on May 29, 2011 by in architecture.
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