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New TED Book envisions the ‘living’ cities of the futureNew TED Book envisions the ‘living’ cities of the future

Posted By Jim Daly

What will the urban areas of tomorrow look like? More like an ever-changing and vibrant garden than a static set of buildings and blocks. In our new ebook Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities and Reshape Our Lives, British designer and architect Rachel Armstrong re-imagines the world’s cities and argues that in […]


Architecture that repairs itself: Rachel Armstrong on TED.com

Posted By Matthew Trost

Venice, Italy is sinking. To save it, TED Fellow Rachel Armstrong says we need to outgrow architecture made of inert materials and, well, make architecture that grows itself. She proposes a not-quite-alive material that does its own repairs and sequesters carbon, too. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: 07:32) Twitter URL: http://on.ted.com/4R […]