MATERIAL: A Programmable Composite Mix.

16. April 2021 | Material | via


Viral Nature - A programmable composite material by Martina Taranto (Credit:

Royal College of Art graduate Martina Taranto created a composite material, 84% organic and with the ability to host life. Viral Nature is a composite material which is fertile and easy to shape. The material can be used to cast complex structures, which eventually will transform into living botanical sculptures at a given point of time. “The material, embedded with plant seeds, can be ‘programmed’ to hold or kick off the process of vegetal growth. It detains humidity maintaining the seeds sufficiently moist and absorbs water through capillarity. The formula of the composite mix is highly adaptable with elements local of a specific geographical zone to avoid potential ecological disruption.”

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