Investigating the current groundswell of experiments and creative work that utilises design as a method to explore and manipulate actual biological material, Neoplasmatic Design presents the impact of emerging and progressive biological advances upon architectural and design practice. The rapid development of innovative design approaches in the realms of biology, microbiology, biotechnology, medicine and surgery have immense significance for architecture, being as important for their cultural and aesthetic impact as for their technical implications.* Featured architects include Peter Cook, Tobias Klein, Kol/Mac, MAKE, R&Sie, Neil Spiller and VenhoevenCS. * Longer contributions from medical practitioners, architects and artists: Rachel Armstrong, Marcos Cruz, Anthony Dunne, Nicola Haines, Steve Pike, Yukihiko Sugawara, and Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr/SymbioticA. * Features international research projects undertaken at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, the Royal College of Art in London, the University of Western Australia and the Nagaoka Institute of Design in Japan.
Editorial ( Helen Castle). Introduction. Manipulation and control of Micro-Organic Matter in Architecture (Steve Pike). Contaminant (Steve Pike). Growing Semi-Living Structures: Concepts and Practices for the Use of tissue Technologies for Non-Medical Purposes. (Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr). Synthetic Neoplasms (Marcos Cruz). Density Fields in Viscous Bodies (Tobias Klein). Designer Surgeons (Marcos Cruz). Human Cloning Clinic (Nicola Haines). Cyborgian Interfaces (Marcos Cruz). Comfo-Veg Club (Peter Cook). Minimal Surface Geometry and the Green Paradigm (Sulan Kolatan). Bodies Without Organs - BwO (Francois Roche). Uto-Purification (Yukihiko Sugawara). Algaetecture and Nonsterile (Steve Pike). Living buildings (Bill Watts and Sean Affleck). Wonderwall (Ton Venhoeven). Artificial Evolution: A Hands-off Approach of Architects (Rachel Armstrong). Designer Materials for Architectu4re (Rachel Armstrong). Design for Debate (Anthony Dunne). Ethics, Architecture and Little Soft Machinery (Neil Spiller). World Expo 2008 Zaragoza (Mark Garcia). Practice Profile Pelli Clarke Pelli (Jayne Markel). Building Profile. Saatchi gallery/Duke of York Headquarters (David Littlefield). Unit Factor. Beyond White Walls (Oliver Domeisen). Spiller's Bits. Getting Wt About Urban Design (Neil Spiller). Userscape. Horizons of User-centered Design (Valentina Croci). Yeang's Eco-Files. Building Integrated Food Production (Ken Yeang and Michael Guerra). McLean's Nuggets (Will McLean). Site Lines. Kalmar Museum of Art (timothy Tore Hebb).