Project
Carbon to Rock Option Studio

The Earth’s formation over the course of millions of years lives in a fluid state of change. Its continental crust holds the histories of the globe. Its evolution presents itself in the shape of geological landscapes that maintain and hold the biological societies that allow the systems of life to continue forward. The evolution of volcanos, a rupture of the planet’s crust, is a slow process that is essential to the creation of coral reefs, underwater habitats vital to the biodiversity of marine animals that we, as humans, have utilized as nutritional sustenance and economic commodities. Volcanos also stand as the habitat to many people who refuse to leave its perimeters due their cultural and religious ties to the land and its ability to sustain their ways of life through the nutritional ash deposits of each eruption.
The Earth’s global average temperature continues to increase amidst the current practices we continue to tread on that result in high GHG emissions. This eventually leads to an increase of CO2 concentrations within ocean territories, where ocean acidification becomes and inevitable predator to sea creatures in that it prevents coral and other marine animals from forming their essential calcium carbonate protective skeletal structures. In order to combat the exponential increase of the Earth’s temperature, a feat detrimental to the conservation of human and animal spaces, a refined practice of carbon sequestration, transfer, and storage must be incorporated into industries and the daily lives of humans. This project seeks to respond to these global issues through an architectural intervention that pushes into light the technologies of bioscience to incrementally reduce GHG emissions through the storage of CO2 in designed super-plants incorporated into the existing agricultural landscapes at the foothills of volcanos present throughout the world. Additionally, it values the protection and conservation of the indigenous populations that live remotely on these volcanos in the faith that the land can maintain their own closed cycles of life.