Urban Algae Folly
An interactive urban algae farming pavilion, a testbed of future bio-digital architecture. In connection to the INL Summit and The Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation’s fifth national meeting “Science in three acts” INL has taken the initiative to engage ecoLogicStudio – ELS. ELS will relocation and integrate the Urban Algae Folly from Expo Milano 2015 in the city of Braga on PRAÇA DA REPÚBLICA. The Folly will act as a testbed and catalyst for rethinking urban “metabolism”.
The Urban Algae Folly by ecoLogicStudio is the world’s first living architecture integrating micro-algal cultures and real-time digital cultivation protocols within a soft ETFE skin. The proposed Folly will operate as a test bed for a new vision of future bio-digital architecture for the city of Braga.
The UAF was first unveiled at EXPO Milan 2015 as part of the Future Food District and will be repurposed here to fit the urban landscape of Praça da República as well as to address the urban metabolism of the city itself.
Credit to: COOP and Expo Milano 2015
Iberian Nano Laboratory is exploring how nanotechnology can add sensing power to our cities.
What opportunities and bizarre quantum worlds does nanotechnology offer artists and scientists? “Scale Travels” is a panel on how to set up collaborations between scientists and artists in order to communicate the nanoscale. Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | 21.00 Place: GNration, Praça Conde de Agrolongo, Braga. Introduction by Ricardo Rio Mayor of Braga Participants: Pedro Branco, University...Read more →
INL SUMMIT 2015 – SCALE TRAVELS* Date: November 10-11, 2015 Place: Iberian Nano Laboratory, Braga/Portugal Bioinspired Forum is co-producing the International Iberian Nano Laboratory’s first Summit 2015 in Braga/Portugal. The INL Summit will become an annual event putting nanotechnology in motion in society, industry and business. The event is part of a long-term strategy...Read more →
Designing the Future of Food – Novel Biomaterials and Flavors of Data Place: Science enables designers to interact with, and even program, living systems – it’s alive and kickin! We have entered an era in which we reinvent what food is through science, data and new business models combining elements. Biomass production with bio-digital...Read more →
Welcome to The Material Gap 2014 LIGHT REFLEXIONS Digital Light – a Field of Possibilities? Invitation Material Gap 2014 This year’s The Material Gap will highlight new conceptual avenues for the medium light far beyond its capacity to shine on us. INVITATION Welcome to the seminar at Berns Salonger, Stockholm, Sweden. February 4 2014...Read more →
Light Reflexions Workshop February 4 2014. The purpose with the The Material Gap and The Material Point is to ignite new collaboration between disciplines thus be a catalyst for applying cutting edge material research in society. In addition to the event at Berns Salonger in Stockholm we therefore organize an interdisciplinary professional workshop at...Read more →
The next The Material Gap 2014 will take place February 4 in Stockholm. More info will follow. Read more →
Dear all Very welcome to our session during Innovation in Mind September 19, 2013 in Lund, Sweden. We continue our series of events aiming towards establishing a long term platform for knowledge sharing between cutting edge material research and design/architecture. See previous event The Material Gap in collaboration with Svensk Form and The Antonia...Read more →
Alisa Andrasek, designer at BioThing and Bloom Games – Creating a connective hinge between the material world and the world of design. Unfolding design dimensions in matter – adding attributes. Read more →