Purely theoretical project exploring the idea of architecture without architect and researching possible ways of utilizing nanotechnology and molecular genetics in building construction.

The idea was to develop a self-grown, expandable and programmable structure based on the usage of carbon nanotubes wrapped with single stranded DNA (SWNTs) and DNA computing.

After the reconsideration of many inherited paradigms in architecture, analogy between buildings and organisms is only becoming more and more evident. Buildings of XXI century are slowly becoming living organisms, characterized by their own life processes, existing in symbiosis with its habitants. The notion of home being nothing more but a habitable building will be soon redefined.

Special thanks to Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology in Cracow for their research data.



Anna Eckes

DNA Habitat by Anna Eckes in Poland won the WA Award Cycle 25. Please find below the WA Award poster for this project.

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