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ARCHITECTURE (A46)  (Dept. Info)Architecture  (Policies)

Description:Throughout history, design has always played an important role in technological development; however, within the context of modernity, contemporary design has seen its limits since the urgency of environmental and sustainable issues has inflicted a great impact in our lives. There is a shift in design process, not only to invent new materials, but to reorganize and transform the materials that currently exist in our world. The CELLULAR_TRANSFORMATIONS research is a project that hybrids organic and synthetic interfaces by developing a cohesive materialism where both biological and artificial enhancements are produced. The CELLULAR_TRANSFORMATIONS research explores the process of cells attaching to substrates and scaffolds by promoting organic tissue growth. The infrastructural scaffolds and manipulation of the structural experiments impact the surface heterogeneity that could be articulated for maximum control within a design process. Our goal is to invent new formations of substrates and scaffolding techniques that allow cells to fabricate their own natural matrix and structural integrity by holding their own mechanical loads. This course will enroll students from architecture, biology, and mechanical engineering to develop a collaborative research laboratory for experimenting with cellular growth techniques. The course will be working from the Architecture School's Digital Fabrication Lab and the Biology's Cellular Incubator Lab. There will be visits and lectures from the faculty of Washington University's Medical and Engineering Schools throughout the semester.
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:C Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History


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