Studio Ideas and Inspiration

ARCHITECTURE THAT REPAIRS ITSELF ♥

Posted in studio 1a_2010 by andreachiney on 21 January 2010

Here is something new: Metabolic Materials

Opposing the Victorian way of making architecture, Rachel Armstrong approaches architecture in a different way. She is working on the creation of protocells that are chemicaly engineered to create structures. This protocells have no DNA but behave on a very lively manner, therefore they heal and grow. Imagine growing architecture instead of building architecture? Armstrong current proposal is to apply this protocells to create limestone reefs around the wood foundations of Venice. This kind of Architecture will not only be able to create but also preserve our world. I think we should aim for this kind of architecture since the earth’s habitable areas are after all, limited.

CHECK IT OUT : http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/rachel_armstrong_architecture_that_repairs_itself.html

And Just for fun, watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWCC9DbD0tw

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