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Video transforms Battersea Power Station into ‘urban fairytale’

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Film maker Dan Tassell has created this futuristic short movie showing the Battersea Power Station intertwined with an organic tree-like form

Called The Battersea Experiment, the film by the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture graduate depicts an urban fairytale’ set in the hollow shell of the Giles Gilbert Scott-designed power station.

Source: Dan Tassell

The Battersea Experiment

Tassell – who co-founded south London-based film and architectural representation studio Factory Fifteen – said the film was: ‘part of a wider exploration into how architectural spaces could be cultivated, grown and brought to life using living technologies.’

He added: ‘A series of experiments were carried out exploring how the designer might be able to control certain parameters of living systems using simulation and testing.

‘The project was based on contemporary research into living materials and technology that may one day become the building materials of the future led by researchers and thinkers such as Martin Hanczyc, Mark Bedau and Rachel Armstrong.

‘These include living technologies that are engineered to metabolise and reconstruct masonry structures, remove contamination from the soil or convert carbon dioxide into crystaline limestone.’

Factory Fifteen’s Kibwe Tavares revealed the short film ‘Robots in Brixton’ earlier this year showing androids rioting in the future.

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