Designing a Living Material Through Bio-Digital-Fabrication: Guiding the growth of fungi through a robotic system

Dilan Ozkan*, Martyn Dade-Robertson, Ruth Morrow, Meng Zhang

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Abstract

Designing with living materials require designers to look for new methods of fabrication since living cells exhibit their own agency, and are able to sense and respond to environmental stimuli. Therefore, there is an urgent demand to design a framework for fabricating living materials. This paper investigates the digital-fabrication of fungi as a new way of designing and crafting living materials without genetic manipulation. In this research, fungi act as a bio-material probe to generate and test new design strategies that enable a dialogue between digital and biological systems. Conceptual experiments, that use fungi to investigate the proposed bio-digital-fabrication scenarios, are central in this study. The research attempts to generate new information for the design process of an organism in the field of architecture. The project will expand on the latest thinking on the bio-material fabrication by allowing the living material to be engaged in the fabrication process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards a new, configurable architecture
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 39th International Hybrid Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
EditorsVesna Stojaković, Bojan Tepavčević
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherEducation and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe)
Pages77-84
Number of pages8
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9789491207228, 9788660223588
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021
EventeCAADe2021: Towards a new, configurable architecture - University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
Duration: 8 Sep 202110 Sep 2021
http://www.ecaade2021.ftn.uns.ac.rs/

Publication series

NameeCAADe
PublisherEducation and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

ConferenceeCAADe2021
CountrySerbia
CityNovi Sad
Period8/09/2110/09/21
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