Journal article

Chemotaxopolis

Lasse Kilvaer, AnnMarie Brennan

Candide: Journal for Architectural Knowledge | Hatje Cantz Verlag | Published : 2014

Abstract

In a time where architects are offer¬ing the appearance of a naturalized built environment, Melbourne, Aus¬tralia is faced with an uncontrollable organism that reorganizes and re-appropriates the concrete matter of the city. The organism, nicknamed Muronoma by locals, slowly eats its way through living rooms and cubicles, leaving webbed, coral-like tunnels in its wake—spaces which provide habi¬tat for a new wilderness in the heart of the city. American journalist Gabriella Canui travels to Melbourne to write a fea¬ture article on the organism and its consequences on the daily lives of Melbournites, but goes missing and never delivers her piece. After her disappearance, the CIA and their loca..

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