Present in almost every mythology, an image of the mighty tree, signifying the interconnectedness of nature with its branches and roots, representing the cycle of birth, growth, death and rebirth. In the imaginary of Norse cosmology, mistreating and exploiting this embodiment of nature endangers the realm of men reflecting our current ecological dilemma. Inspired by this imaginary, our living installation reflects on the image of the cosmological tree Yggdrasil, and dives into a collaboration with nature, highlighting the need for a non-anthropocentric understanding of our environment and a respect for life on its various scales.
We are an architecture collective of PhD researchers from Newcastle University specialising in living technologies for the future. Our mission is to challenge conventional methods of construction by proposing an ecocentric alternative. We believe that the buildings of the future should be living, breathing and inclusive of nature.http://www.synbio.construction