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 […]