Syn.de.Bio is a network of designers, artists and scientists who employ novel design methods and innovative fabrication techniques to explore and manipulate biological material.
Concrete is one of the main materials used in the construction industry, from the foundation of buildings to the structure of bridges and underground parking lots. The problem with traditional concrete however is the formation of cracks. This has negative consequences for the durability of the material. Instead of costly humans having to maintain […]
Non-sterile and Algaetecture collectively embrace a series of studies, experiments and constructions that set out to explore micro-organic material and microbiological processes as prospective components and tools for design. The incorporation and application of microbial activity, its associated environmental modification capabilities and resultant material product, along with the extensive aesthetic considerations, offers immense potential […]
The project Contaminant collectively describes a series of investigative studies culminating in a responsive architectural installation. Rather than considering the ability of micro-organisms to modify their immediate environment, as with previous work such as Algaetecture and Nonsterile; the objective of this study was to investigate the monitoring capabilities of an installation deliberately designed to […]