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GrAB - Growing As Building 

takes growth patterns and dynamics from nature and applies them to architecture with the goal of creating a new living architecture. The aim of the project GrAB is to develop architectural concepts for growing structures. Three main directions will be investigated: transfer of abstracted growth principles from nature to architecture, integration of biology into material systems and intervention of biological organisms and concepts with existing architecture. Key issues of investigation will be mechanisms of genetically-controlled and environmentally-informed, self-organised growth in organisms and the differentiation of tissues and materials.

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Contemporary Code: GrAB - Growing as Building

Friday, 26 May 2017 09:08
Video Link: Contemporary Code: GrAB - Growing as Building from Ethan Vincent.

BUILT TO GROW in Australia

Sunday, 15 January 2017 16:28
  Office for Design & Architecture SA, 28 Leigh Street Adelaide, AustraliaNovember 2016   GrAB was presented during the agile X 4 workshop, with extremely positive response.  

Thinking across boundaries

Saturday, 26 December 2015 13:02
excerpt from an interview with co-project lead Barbara Imhof about the   Project “Growing As Building”

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Abstraction of good design from nature*

For millions of years nature has been developing strategies for wound-healing, growth, deployment, and self-organization. From this we can assume that intelligent, efficient and smart strategies must have evolved from this.  We are interested in