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.
Computational Seeding of Bio-Receptive Materials is an interdisciplinary research proposal that brings together a design team with high expertise in architecture, biology and engineering. It aims to develop an innovative wall-panel system capable of growing microorganisms directly on its surface. By utilizing novel design engineering methods the research seeks to improve facade performance through […]
Faulders Studio collaborated with Sarah Eppley/Eppley Lab, Portland State University, OR, to develop a process for visualizing living bryophyte growth stages. These cultures further investigate our Bryophyte Building project, designed as an exterior building skin that absorbs airborne moss spores. After isolating individual Ceratodon purpureus (Fire Moss) spores, Eppley Lab cultivated the growths for […]
Camouflaged Fortress Sportplaza Mercator is designed as an overgrown, camouflaged fortress next to the entrance of the city of Amsterdam. Both roof and elevations are covered with fifty different species of plants, varying from Lady’s mantle to trees such as willow and birch. Over the years this will develop into a wild and lush […]
This visionary “Case Study House” featuring the first algae bioreactor façade world-wide was realised in the frame of the International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Hamburg in 2012 and 2013. As a “Smart Material House”, it combines intelligent materials and technologies with new typologies of living. Photo © Colt International, Arup Deutschland, SSC GmbH […]