I’m co-director of AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architectural Research) in Architecture and Synthetic Biology at The School of Architecture and Construction, University of Greenwich, London.

I’m also a 2010 Senior TED Fellow and visiting research assistant at the Center for Fundamental Living Technology in the Department of Physics and Chemistry at the University of Southern Denmark.

My research investigates a new approach to building materials called ‘living architecture’, that suggests it is possible for our buildings to share some of the properties of living systems. My aim is to develop new ways of manufacturing and using resources that can ultimately evolve healthier, humane and ecologically positive cities.

Read: Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities and Reshape Our Lives (via Amazon)

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