Built to grow : blending architecture and biology /

"Built to grow investigates patterns of growth and dynamics in nature with the aim of creating a new 'living architecture' that can be applied to architectonic designs. It examines biological processes to identify basic principles of growth and translate them into exemplary architecto...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Imhof, Barbara (Editor), Gruber, P. (Petra), 1967- (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: Basel : Birkhäuser, [2016]
Series:Edition Die Angewandte, University Press.
Table of Contents:
  • Transitioning towards the Ecocene ; Inhalt ; Built to Grow-Blending Architecture and Biology ; Aspects of Life ; Plan Not to Plan Anymore
  • on Growing and Building ; Methods of Science in Art ; Experimentation ; Growth Principles.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Three Dimensional Growth of the Slime Mould Physarum Polycephalum Material systems ; Mechanical Tests with Mycelium Stabilized Paper-Straw-Grain-Samples ; Metabolic systems ; Mobile 3D Printer ; Approaches to Bio-inspiration in Novel Architecture.
  • Reflections on the Future Manifesto ; Authors ; Credits.