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SURFACE REGENERATION: POLLUTED PATTERNS by Allesia Giardino

Captured by the concept of Biomimicry, the idea of looking at the natural world as a universe of
perfection, I translated this methodology to contextualize research data and use them to explain and present information to the public, yet preserving beauty and poetry of materials. Therefore Surface Regeneration – Polluted Pattern attempts to highlight and propose innovative alternatives to the decadence and decomposition of materials as well as contaminated air in urban environment. I
propose architectural solutions that are looking at replicating nature, or using leaving organisms to
create surfaces that are responsive and informative, nevertheless decorative. Nanotechnology applied
with screen-printing process is protecting the surface and allowing airbone pollutants to draw patterns, poetically used as sensory indicators to transmit information such as air quality.

POLLUTED PATTERNS have been screen printed with nanotechnology, such as Photo catalytic
paint, to create a decorative motif that is literally activated and design by pollution. Surface covered
with the paint will be preserved from pollutants agents, making instead pollution design the rest of it.

WRAPPED DOOR Pollution is defining a lace-like pattern assumed as metaphor of the poisoned air wrapping buildings, cities, every day environment and affecting people health. Whether this is purely decorative, it does have a function: the pattern is showing the increasing level of poor air quality we breath, while the photo catalytic paint used in the process of screen printing, works for re-appropriate polluted spaces from the urban ecosystem.