We have surpassed the point of irreparable damage to our planet.
At this point, several scientists confirm that ecological balance may only be
achieved by artificial means.
The project, Provolution, by Rudolph Doernach of 1969
works by inducing natural feedback implementing a dynamic and responsive machine
that works with disposable inflatable structures.
takes this approach to a mega-structural territorial scale and envisions such
radical modus-operandi to striate the entire territory of the Rio de La Plata
estuary in South America, connecting Buenos Aires to Colonia by structuring the
natural growth of its delta. A field of inflatable buoys initiates a machinic
responsive process affecting the environmental balance of the river promoting
side effects that alter the dynamic stability of this natural ecosystem. These
elements are implemented initially to slow down the water flow, promoting latent
banks inducing sedimentation, boosting multiple diverse ecological environments
and developing multiple programmatic opportunities in different landscape
scales. Once they activate the sedimentation process, they become progressively
fixed and then are disposed of following Provolutionís process.
affects environmental dynamic forces, structured positively, using such
instability to induce latent landscape opportunities, in an artificial ecology
of natural feedback exchanging information and energy.
Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Eiroa Architects 2011.
Project team: Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa design principal, eiroa architects; model:
Henry Mena with assistance of Jeremy Jacinth and Darrel Wesley; Ricardo Escutia.
This project was part of the Exhibition "Ecoredux 02: Design Manuals for a Dying
Planet" Curated by Lydia Kallipoliti and Ana Pla Catala at the Disseny Hub Barcelona of
the Ajuntament de Barcelona.