The Art of Science: The Exbury Egg

exbury-egg-designboom-01Living in a pineapple under the sea is so 2010. Artist Stephen  Turner recently took up residence in a wooden egg on the River Beaulieu in England, where he will stay for about a year.  The Exbury Egg, Turner’s new home, is a solar-powered wooden pod which is tethered like a boat in an estuary, rising and falling with the tide.

The main idea of the Egg is to explore “a more empathic relationship with nature” linked more closely with the rhythms of natural life.  However, the project does not reject modern technologies but rather seeks to use them in the most effective possible way.  For instance, Turner has a computer and phone powered by solar panels. Continue reading “The Art of Science: The Exbury Egg”