December 09, 2012

News: Making Architecture Indistinguishable from Nature

Last November 29, 2012 the lecture on architectural bio-technologies was presented at the School of Architecture of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce. Such lecture exposed biology-based technologies currently being developed for architecture’s upgrading in order to become more resilient to Climate Change and, therefore achieving better ecological outcomes.

Including the biomimicry-inspired concrete frame designed at the School of Architecture at the University of Puerto Rico, the lecture focused on how responsive materials, 3D bioprinting and synthetic biology would change the architecture’s paradigm for the future of the building’s industry. In fact, the main topic for the lecture was that The Architecture of the future isn’t about creating buildings, but of creating a Second Nature instead!