Deep within the social micro-climate of the city of Barcelona, lies potential for a self sustaining system of environmental response and social stability. The L[STONE]2 project aims to research and optimize a system where the accretion of calcium carbonate is combined with the utilization of metal and industrial waste. Providing new qualitative discoveries in form and functional interfaces, spatial or otherwise.

The project explores the three natural water sites surrounding the city, Llobregat, Besos and the Port Olympic. As they are the environmental datum in which the relationship between the natural and the industrial is established.

The main urban contributors are the Chatarreros “waste collectors”, people who roam the streets in effort to find waste objects of value that they can sell to waste yards.
These contributors can be a primary catalyst in the anthropocenic cycle this project aims to complete.

In the aforementioned cycle, the minerals found in natural waters combined with industrial metal waste to create a dialogue between the environment and the pollutant, through the processing of Bio-Rock accretion unto metal waste objects to create a hybrid third.

This is achieved through simulating on site circumstances in a controlled experiment as well as a solar powered In Situ machine. 



Design Studio “Anthropocene Landscapes”, IaaC, 2016.

Faculty: Claudia Pasquero, Camelo Zappulla, Maria Kuptsova

Students: Mohamad Al chawa, Ekin Arslan, Javier Lopez-Alascio Hervas, Merve Savatli, Filipp Sevostianov.