1The research explores production methods and material behaviours in plastic biodegradable systems. It investigates DIY biomaterial production and passive reconfiguration processes to create components for a dissolving architecture. Our IBB catalogue presents a range of lightweight biobricks suited for low impact ephemeral structures undergoing passive distortion scenarios, until organic blending with the site is reached   Bio-logical – In the first phase of the research we looked into material plasticity for programmable use. As part of a Life inspired and regenerative concept, we studied production feasability of biopolymers and their thermoplastic performance in passive+ and artificial systems. In the continuation of the project we further developped the idea of a malleable system, focusing on passive biodegradation with rainwater, or induced degradation by artificial moistening.

SimBIOsis – We define cycles of occupation from the material´s thermoplastic transformations. As a water sensitive composite system, its ability to partially dissolve and later absorb, allows deformability and reshaping of the structure. As the system becomes permeable, it can later on create opportunities for microhabitats to infiltrate the structure – Thus creating, an interface between large scale and microhabitats, and eventually forming a fully disintegrated foodbase for soil.
The biomaterial composite is devised for a metabolic approach. It is an ephemeral yet regenerating;
a repairable and easily perishable system that responds and feeds its ecosystem. Because of its thermoplastic properties, additional layers of material can easily blend with it – It can be refilled and reshaped. When used as a multilayered system with water resistant components, it can be restored following a controlled structure until the latter also biodegrades.

  12 20140508_164507 Thermo- plastic.          Modable plastic. This plastic becomes moldable at a tempreture (90 c.)., and solidifies at room tempreture. Reheating it: Can be used agian. Bio-degradable plastic. This plastic bonds with certain plastics when hot. like.. ABS, acrylic, polyester, PVC(ex: tubing) and viny (3 ring binder), parchment paper. This plastic does not bond well with: wood products and most metals. plastics like: nylon, polypropylene, silicon and teflon. 20140508_164952 Hemp Fiber Natural Fiber Hemp is stronger than any other natural fiber. the properties includes abrasion resistance and tensile strength. It has a longer life span. It also holds its shape, streching less. Hemp is used in upholstery, demountable panels, acoustic paneling or as wallcovering from stretching out or becoming distorted with use. Hemp has light reflective quality. It possesses excellent soil-release properties because it sheds a microscopic layer. This eliminates soiling and exposes a fresh surface, retaining its sleek shine everytime it is washed. Good absorbant properties: It feels cooler in summer yet during winter because of air trapped in the fiber is warmed by the body, making it warm. Hemp has high resistance to ultraviolet light. 141516171819110111112113114115