Exhibition:

I/O

Pigeon Tower 07

Period: 18 December 2020
Mycelium: Yellow Oyster Mushroom
Weather: Cloudy, 9 degrees, no rain
Supplier: John Verbruggen B.V.
Type: Square, 180cm high

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I/0 - Pigeon Tower 07 Ben Hopley

I / O stands for Inside/Out and reverses the inside and outside of the tower. The walls of pigeon towers are smooth on the outside with a few holes so that the pigeons can enter. On the inside, recesses have been left in the masonry where the pigeons build their nest. These recesses are about 20x20x20cm in size. By moving the inside to the outside, we can better imagine how we should design this space on the inside. For example, with this tower you can see that we have to create more height but that there is enough space in the width. After building the previous two towers, we had some blocks left. To our surprise, they had continued to grow very well and had become really firm. The top few unpressed layers of the tower were built with blocks that we’ve had since November 4th.