more organics


A project that should have been mentioned in my previous post, but of which I have just become aware is the ‘Fab Tree Hab‘ by Mitchell Joachim. Very recent and received a lot of publicity. The shapes are in some ways similar to the seed-as-blueprint projects developed by John M. Johansen, but the point of departure is quite different. Instead of relying on our future mastery of molecular engineering, this house is based on ‘macro’-technologies already under our control:
“While inhabited, the home’s gardens and exterior walls continually produce nutrients for people and animals. As a direct contributor to the ecosystem it supports an economy comprised of truly breathing products not reconstituted or processed materials. Imagine a society based on slow farming trees for housing structure instead of the industrial manufacture of felled timber.”