Liquid stone

Liquid stone: Chen Gong

Event schedule details

Saturday 18 June

14.00-15.00, 15.30-16.30, 17.00-18.00

Event location details

Institut français

Liquid Stone is exploring the fascinating world of antique concrete and its strange recipes, as well as the potentials of bio-receptive concrete, a cutting edge concrete that allows life to grow directly onto it.

You will be able to create your own concrete recipe with a wide range of ingredients, and cast it in a special formwork. The result will be a unique 'moss ball' polyhedra, which you can take home and watch being colonized by living organisms.

Your effort will contribute to a database of empirical bio-receptive concrete, and provide feedback about how successful the growth on your prototype is.

At the crossroads of empirical and participatory science, Liquid Stone and its Moss Ball prototype are an invitation to discuss the future of sustainable construction material, an open experiment and a cheerful invitation to reinvent our relationship to concrete.

Liquid Stone is a collaboration between Imperial College London and architecture studio Cookies.

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Image: Liquid Stone, Chen Gong

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  • Adults
  • Family with 12+
  • Family with 7+
  • Workshop
Liquid stone: Chen Gong