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Posted February 8, 2012
Living Architecture sets the scene for a new group of materials and architectural interventions that lie somewhere between the performance of machines and biology. These strange, new technologies blur the distinction between building and landscape and suggest that the 21 century marks the advent of synthetic urban ecologies. The book itself takes a multi-systems view of the potential applications of systems that are not truly 'alive' but possess living qualities. As 'living technologies' these properties can be exploited as new ways of 'making' things at many scales of operation ranging from the micro scale, to the city. The text explores the context and need for these kinds of new solutions that are compatible with a systems view of the world embodied in the ecologically engaged practices of Panarchy, Permaculture and Biomimicry. Living Architecture results from the strategic applications of living technologies and is based on real world experiments. Additionally Living Architecture looks to the future using an original science fiction narrative to examine what a 'living' urban future might hold for humanity.
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Posted March 24, 2012
This book is a nice and well described futuristic technology that may be the cornerstone of our future architecture because it include some features of living organism. Well written and easy to readWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.