Project Avocado

About This Project

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Project Avocado presents a vision for an architectural interface between individual residents’ preferences, voluntary participation and the organization of inhabitable structures. The project made use entirely of Internet sharing technologies to produce itself in full interaction with the “crowd”.

Project Avocado happened simultaneously in the Internet and in Platform Sarai, Frankfurt in September 2012. It generated an interconnected room-size structure housing around hundred live plants.

In the period of four days anyone could sign-up on the project’s website and participate. By joining Project Avocado every participant got a virtual piece with their name on it. Each piece could houses one plant. Three settings affected the organization of all pieces with respect to water, sun and neighbors. Each virtual piece in reality represented a unit made out of cardboard and consisting of 3 parts: a platform, a column and a box. After digital fabrication was completed the spatial network was installed in Platform Sarai, Frankfurt. It kept growing between 12 and 22 September and at the finissage all avocado plants with their houses were given away to participants.

Project Team
Anton Savov, Kavin Horayangkura, Gosha Muhammad, Lerpong Rewtrakulpaiboon

Christian Zickler at HfBK Städelschule

Logo and Avocado Font
Penio Penev

Marc Doersam, Alexander Döll

Ragunath V., Anton Savov, Anatoli Skatchkov

Anatoli Skatchkov

Special Thanks to
Barak Reiser, Verena Kuni, Till Hopstock, Ochoa de Ocariz, Diana Hadzhitseneva, Dimiter Kokalanov, Theron Burger, Sabrina Lang, Kiwoo Kim, Sonia, Sarah, Benjamin, Emmanuel, Jeremy & Ira Kublin

Shown at Platform SARAI, 12-22 September 2012

With the generous support of:

Eleanora Terrelonge-Griffith de Franke and Joerg Franke

Kulturamt Frankfurt


September 2012


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