is a network of designers, artists and scientists who employ novel design methods and innovative fabrication techniques to explore and manipulate biological material.



Ginsberg, Alexandra Daisy; Calvert, Jane; Schyfter, Pablo; Elfick, Alistair; Endy, Drew.  Synthetic Aesthetics: Investigating Synthetic Biology’s Designs on Nature (MIT Press 2014)

Brayer, Marie-Ange; Migayrou, Frederic (eds). Archilab 2013 Naturalizing Architecture (FRAC edition / Editions HYX 2013)

Ednie-Brown, Pia; Burry, Mark; Burrow, Andrew (eds). AD – The Innovative Imperative (WILEY 2013)

Myers, William; Antonelli, Paola (eds). BioDesign: Nature Science Creativity (Thames & Hudson 2013)

NG, Rashida; Patel, Sneha (eds). Performative Materials in Architecture and Design (Intellect/The University of Chicago Press 2013)

van Uffelen, Chris. Facade Greenery – contemporary landscaping (Braun Publishing 2011)

Pawlyn, Michael. Biomimicry in Architecture (RIBA Publishing 2011)

Spiller, Neil; Armstrong, Rachel (eds). Protocell Architecture (WILEY 2011)

Mitchell, Robert E. (ed). Bioart and the vitality of Media (University of Washington Press 2010)

Zenios, Stefanos; Makower, Josh; Yock Paul (eds). Biodesign: The Process of Innovating New Medical Technologies (Cambridge University Press 2009)

Hwang, Irene; Ferré, Albert; Sakamoto, Tomoko; Prat, Ramon; Kubo, Michael; Ballesteros, Mario; Tetas, Anna (eds). Verb NATURES (ACTAR 2008)

Cruz, Marcos; Pike, Steve (eds). AD – Neoplasmatic Design (WILEY 2008)

Scott, Jill (ed). Artists in Labs – Processes of Inquiry (SpringerWienNewYork 2006)

Kac, Eduardo. Signs of Life: Bio Art and Beyond (MIT Press 2997)

Jeremijenko, Natalie; Thacker, Eugene. Creative Biotechnology: a user’s manual (Locus + 2004)

Benyus, Janine. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature (HarperCollins 1997)

Kelly, Kevin. Out of Control – The New Biology of Machines (Addison Wesley 1994)

Thompson, D’Arcy Wentworth. On Growth and Form (Dover 1992 / originally 1917)