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ARQ Special Edition on Biotechnology and the Built Environment

4 Aug , 2016  


A special issue of Cambridge University Press’s ARQ (Architectural Research Quarterly) on Biotechnology and the ¬†Built Environment has just come out. Edited by Martyn Dade-Robertson and Rachel Armstrong and with contributions from International Designers and Researchers. The editorial is as follows: Advances in the biological sciences have, we are told, brought about a biotechnology revolution. […]

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Paper: Computational Morphogenesis

6 Dec , 2015  


We have published a new paper in Computational Morphogenesis in ACADIA. The abstract is¬†below: Architectural discourse has recently suggested a new material practice derived from advances in the field of synthetic biology. As biological organisms can now be designed and engineered for specific purposes, it is expected that, in the near future, it will be […]

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Introducing: Synthetic Morphologies

5 Dec , 2015   Video

Synthetic Morphologies is a design exploration project that emerges from a growing design discourse on the possibilities afforded by Synthetic Biology. The 21st century is poised to be the era of biology, very much like the 20th has been the age of digital information. The notion comes from recent advances from Synthetic Biology in manipulating […]