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Design Biometric

-Mario De Stefano, Antonia Auletta, and Carla Langella from the 2nd University of Naples have been studying microscopic algae called diatoms. They believe humans can follow nature’s lead in seeking new sources of energy and we should explore new ways to build microscopic cellular solar panels based on biology. In the foreground of this illustration, […]

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Thesis Precedents

-Precedent study for thesis project at the University of Michigan Digital Mania Thesis Seminar.

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Archimorph Book i

-In early 2011 Archimorph will be publishing their first book, self-titled; Archimorph Book I: Architecture, Biomimetics, Technology. More information will be available closer to the release date.-JB

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Architectural Design through Digital Media

‘lohas’ ‘Lohas is an acronym for ‘Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability’. It stands for a life style or consumer type that wants to foster health and sustainabilty by consciously buying specific products.’ ‘Sociologist Paul Ray first treated the phenomenon in his book „The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million Are Changing The World“. Yet the term […]

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thermopower waves

Produced with a “bottom-up” self-assembly technique, the new structure takes advantage of nanotechnology to fine-tune its materials properties, addressing the shortcomings of earlier silicon-based battery anodes. The simple, low-cost fabrication technique was designed to be easily scaled up and compatible with existing battery manufacturing. Details of the new self-assembly approach were published online in the […]

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eco structure ii

Fig, Banyan, and Mangrove tree species show many possibilities with their aerial root configuration for genetic manipulation, creating sustainable structures from plant species. As our understanding of the human and plant genomes continues, we will gain the ability to manipulate these structures at the genetic level, both during embryonic development and after. As the world’s […]

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eco-structure

-photos couresy /boiteaoutils interesting photographs from Cherrapunji, India of a living root bridge spanning a creek bed, proof once again that nature provides the coding to develop into habitable structures. with increased research and funding into natural structural systems, biochemistry, and the mathematical processes, such as the lindenmayer fractals, unsustainable industrial technologies can be replaced […]

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