THE LIVING MACHINE
STONEHOUSE CREEK, PLYMOUTH
Project Description- Many areas have been formed on the foundation of industry, and there is a strong symbiotic relationship between the development of a place and the evolution of industry, Stonehouse Creek is an exemplar case of this relationship. Building on the boat building heritage of the site whilst working with other programs in the master plan, The Living Machine creates bio-resin from saltwater soybeans to reduce toxins into Plymouth Sound, during sea level rise.
The enquiry led into engaging the public with this process from soy to resin. Soy beans are grown on site using aquaponic fed irrigation to obtain maximum yields. The aim is to normalise industry, making it accessable to the everyday, resin studios will be available to rent out for start up resin artists, to not only inform the public about how bio-resin is made but also how it is used.