This concept sketch was inspired by a return flight over Southern California, and describes a system for the future of construction and its relation to human necessity. A quick glance at suburban sprawl leads to a simple question, “Why is a house in Pasadena the same as another 50 miles south, and another 50 miles south of that and so forth?” I’m proposing a process for structures to grow as organisms that harmonize with each other, the earth and its population. An invention of new programmed materials, engineered on a molecular level for architectural application.
Imagine witnessing the landscape start to reclaim our cities, break our concrete and asphalt barriers we’ve created, and fuse with these new structures. A balance of materials science research and programmed morphogenesis can lead to a revolutionary shift to break architectural tectonics and develop a new ecosystem of structures that harness, store, and share energy and information to redefine the grid of urban planning.