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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Grafting Buildings onto Trees by Live Architecture Network

May 19th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

More than a century after the initial dream of MIT architect Mitchell Joachim and his team at Media Lab’s Smart Cities group, the EIT (Ecuador Institute of Technology) discovered the secret for a perfect balance between nature and the built environment. Three decades of experiments in the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest and 420 billion in governmental funds were spent to arrive to this sensational discovery.

Grafting Buildings onto Trees

  • Architect: Live Architecture Network – CarloMaria Ciampoli
  • Name of Project: Grafting Buildings onto Trees
  • Software used: Rhinoceros+Grasshopper for 3D modeling and 3D studio Max + Mental Ray

Biodynamic structures can now be grafted onto genetically engineered trees to create the NBH (Nature-Building-Hybrid) Species. After the final breakthrough in the understanding of photosynthesis inner dynamics, buildings are now able to use the energy stored in trees and output refined waste products that are used by the tree to sustain its growth.

New composite materials developed by the Oxman Foundation perfectly integrate with the trees living cells and gradually fade into bio strengthened alloys to form the basic structural substrate for the grafted building units.

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