From the architect:
“Quarantine – Human ambition has surpassed the carrying capacity of the Earth. Quarantena facilitates the divorce of man from nature by exploiting the technological gap that divides the human from the natural. Q is a system for the isolation of environmental deviance. Q is a detainment network housing 1500+ detainees that cohabitant in 300 pods. Q floats within the uncertain atmosphere and above a mechanized earth. “
Quarantena designed by Robert Scott Gilson explores a futuristic world where the goal of technological advancement is not to integrate itself with nature, but rather to replace it as a means of survival. The new hostile landscape is characterized by air that has the ability to paralyze and a terrain that has been depleted of its natural resources.
Gilson’s conceptual design consists of a multitude of pods that house 1500+ inhabitants surrounded by a framing structure. Each pod is connected through a series of strands that could serve as circulation, structure, air ventilation or water pipes. The strands also extend towards the ground to either secure it from floating away or to hold the structure upright. The balloon-like form leaves the viewer able to interpret it however he or she likes. Quarantena addresses the needs of this new hostile world while keeping the viewers interest with this new fantastical design.