#109 The Extremist


B10_#109 // The Vivarium // Adrian Siu

Vivarium, a device that was originally meant for appreciation of living things, allows its inhabitants to situate in unfamiliar habitats or climates.

Ideally, the encapsulated haven offers sustainable conditions, allowing the co-existence of various living things contextually.

Can we take advantage of this idea and adapt to the bare minimum of various extreme climates? After all, what is the minimal space sufficient for human survival? The typology of vivariums could inspire us to live in a vastly unfamiliar habitat. 

Incorporating water and electricity would be the essential norm for modern living: A filter that purifies rainwater, a bike that converts kinetic energy into electricity, the potential is endless…

Adrian Siu is an M.Arch Student at the Bartlett School of Architecture