‘excrescent utopia’ by milo ayden de luca
doubly occupied street light
developed by milo ayden de luca, the ‘excrescent utopia’ is a piece of parasitic architecture – a tensile dwelling
that was conceived from the idea of integrating the homeless back into society and giving them an identity again.
flexible in its implementation – users find a location, a street light of their choice, and construct the dwelling around it.
they use the street light as the structure’s fundamental center for support. from this, they can then hack into
the light itself, and into the grid, to gain access to electricity – using it to power utilities.
multiple occupants on a single street
constructed from a light tensile membrane – poly-laminated nylon or gore-tex, the dwelling allows
for mobility and travel within the city, making it easy to put up and take down. using form language
and influences from technological constituents of sail ships – the pulleys, sails and rope lines –
exuding a sense of transparency, weightlessness, and movement.
excrescent utopia; parasitic architecture
standing space utilized for busking
a tensile street dwelling that clings onto street furniture and buildings
a horizontal space for lying down and sleeping.