Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities and Reshape Our Lives

Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities and Reshape Our Lives

by Rachel Armstrong
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Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities and Reshape Our Lives 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
livingarchitect More than 1 year ago
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.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
 Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
lucast84 More than 1 year ago
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 read