This is an architectural proposal for the fabrication of 3D printed extruded pig cells to form real organic dwellings. It is intended to be a "victimless shelter", because no sentient being was harmed in the laboratory growth of the skin. We used sodium benzoate as a preservative to kill yeasts, bacteria and fungi. Other materials in the model matrix are; collagen powder, xanthan gum, mannitol, cochineal, sodium pyrophosphate, and recycled PET plastic scaffold.
Just Imagine...what life will be like in 2020? Home sweet... jellyfish! Architects share their vision of what homes of the future will look like. Fancy living in a home shaped like a mushroom or an edible tree house? see our Mushroom House, Fab Tree Hab, and MATscape dwellings. images by Mitchell Joachim http://edition.cnn.com/ http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/08/04/future.houses/index.html Special Thanks to Lisa Botter
See our work at Terreform 1 and many others in the premier episode of NEXTWORLD. This 14 hour documentary series on the Discovery Channel premieres Wednesday, August 6th at 8pm. The series will air every Wednesday at 8pm for the following 13 weeks. NEXTWORLD explores some of the truly amazing technologies, science, ideas and products that we will encounter over the next 20 years. What was learned during this show has made us wonderfully optimistic about our future. So much is possible: we will grow new brain cells and end Alzheimer's, travel to Mars, drive morphing cars, watch stunningly real holographic actors on Broadway, create energy to power cities using our footsteps, and routinely live beyond a century. http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/next-world/next-world.html Special Thanks: Rob Cohen -Executive Producer NextWorld, Dena Goldstein, and Betty Chu.