As I progress with my individual ideas following refinement of my group future scenario development, the idea of Parasitic Architecture as a form and an Urban Farm as its purpose has become central to my final design direction.
1. Biology An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host.
“The identity of the parasite cannot be determined completely. It is mobile and localised at the same moment. When being mobile, it can acquire its full meaning only through its installation. Its receptacle changes because of this temporal addition. At the same time, the design of the ephemeral-mobile, must take into consideration all the possibilities of settlement in places previously unknown to it.”
Papalexopoulos, D., 2002 [online] Parasites, their receptacles and digital interconnections