Airplot, by Paisajes Emergentes

Heathrow Airplot. Weightless
(a project for an effective demonstration to stop all air traffic, a structure to defeat Heathrow’s third runway)
Go here for full scale flickr slideshow.

Paisajes Emergentes operates from Medellin, Colombia and was founded in 2007 by Colombian architects Edgar Mazo, Sebastián Mejia and Luis Callejas. (Our) practice always tries to establish a constant and reciprocal dialogue between art and architecture mostly through environmental operations. (from their site)

Ideal height of floating objects in relation with airport’s proximity cones to interfere on air traffic.

Iceland’s volcano ash cloud costs 10 million pounds everyday to each mayor airline in delays.

Nearby properties voluntarily participate in the installation.
The installation will take place at a much larger scale than just the airplot site.

Property owners may waive (or purchasers may be required to waive) any putative notion of “air rights” near an airport, for convenience in future real estate transactions, and to avoid lawsuits from future owners who might attempt to claim distress from overflying aircraft. This is called a navigation easement.
“At the same time, the law, and the Supreme Court, recognized that a landowner had property rights in the lower reaches of the airspace above their property. The law, in balancing the public interest in using the airspace for air navigation against the landowner’s rights, declared that a landowner owns only so much of the airspace above their property as they may reasonably use in connection with their enjoyment of the underlying land. In other words, a person’s real property ownership includes a reasonable amount of the airspace above the property. A landowner can’t arbitrarily try to prevent aircraft from overflying their land by erecting “spite poles,” for example. But, a landowner may make any legitimate use of their property that they want, even if it interferes with aircraft overflying the land”

Nearby properties voluntarily participate in the installation.
The installation will take place at a much larger scale than just the airplot site.

Pilots are mandated to maintain 150 m from human structures.

It is possible to copy a whole house or just a comon object.
People with differents budgets and levels of involvement can participate of the installation.

Helium filled fake house.
240 cubic meters of helium.

Fake cows always following the real ones.
2 cubic meters of helium

Floating houses:
240 cubic metres of helium

Property owners may waive (or purchasers may be required to waive) any putative notion of “air rights” near an airport, for convenience in future real estate transactions, and to avoid lawsuits from future owners who might attempt to claim distress from overflying aircraft. This is called a navigation easement.
“At the same time, the law, and the Supreme Court, recognized that a landowner had property rights in the lower reaches of the airspace above their property. The law, in balancing the public interest in using the airspace for air navigation against the landowner’s rights, declared that a landowner owns only so much of the airspace above their property as they may reasonably use in connection with their enjoyment of the underlying land. In other words, a person’s real property ownership includes a reasonable amount of the airspace above the property. A landowner can’t arbitrarily try to prevent aircraft from overflying their land by erecting “spite poles,” for example. But, a landowner may make any legitimate use of their property that they want, even if it interferes with aircraft overflying the land”

All rights reserved: Paisajes Emergentes. (Edgar Mazo, Sebastián Mejia, Luis Callejas, Alex Laing.
Maria Clara Trujillo, Juan Esteban Gomez, Erica Martinez, Sebastian Monsalve).

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