Edited by Ruth Morrow, Ben Bridgens & Louise Mackenzie

What is “Bioprotopia”? It is a vision of a world with buildings that grow, self-heal and create virtuous cycles where waste from one process feeds another. A vision where the spaces that we inhabit are attuned to both the human occupants and non-human microbial ecologies. Bioprotopia: Designing the Built Environment with Living Organisms is the first book to ground the concept of biotechnology in the built environment in tangible, large-scale prototypes. With rich visuals, it presents materials and processes that bring to life the many possibilities of shaping the built environment with micro-organisms. In addition to considering scientific and technical challenges, the book also discusses the need for a shift in thinking and culture to realise this vision.

Basel, 2023, 27 x 20 cm, 188pp. illustrated, Hardback.

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