LabStudio: Design Research between Architecture and Biology introduces the concept of the research design laboratory in which funded research and trans-disciplinary participants achieve radical advances in science, design, and applied architectural practice. The book demonstrates to natural scientists and architects alike new approaches to more traditional design studio and hypothesis-led research that are complementary, iterative, experimental, and reciprocal. These originate from 3-D spatial biology and generative design in architecture, creating philosophies and practices that are high-risk, non-linear, and design-driven for often surprising results.
Authors Jenny E. Sabin, an architectural designer, and Peter Lloyd Jones, a spatial biologist, present case studies, prototypes, and exercises from their practice, LabStudio, illustrating in hundreds of color images a new model for seemingly unrelated, open-ended, data-, systems- and technology-driven methods that you can adopt for incredible results.
Introduction Foreword: Reinventing Nature Antoine Picon Part 1: Design Research in Practice 1. Bioconstructivisms Detlef Mertins Case Study - Trans-disciplinary Research Practice: Contemporary Case Studies 2. Design Research in Practice: A New Model Part 2: Design Computation Tools for Architecture and Science 3. Networking: Elasticity and Branching Morphogenesis 4. Motility: Adaptive Architecture and Personalized Medicine 5. Surface Design: The Mammary Gland as Model of Architectural Connectivity Case Study - In Form and Measure: Digitized Dance Choreographies of Cellular Motility Case Study - Motility and the Observation of Change Case Study - Microfabrication: Spatializing Cell Signaling and Sensing Mechanisms 6. BioInspired Materials & Design Part 3: Architectural Prototyping 7. The New Science of Making by Mario Carpo 8. Matter Design Computation: Biosynthesis and New Paradigms of Making Project - Branching Morphogenesis Project - Ground Substance Workshop - Nonlinear Systems Biology and Design Part 4: Personalized Architecture and Medicine 9. eSkin: Bioinspired Adaptive Materials 10. myThread Pavilion Interview: Re-Defining Medical Education, Research + Practice through Design Conclusion Biographies Image Credits Index