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TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and -- wait for it -- meat. TED Talks
now if we could just get the water cycle to precipitate A1 steak sauce in the summer when that thing turns medium rare in the summer... we'll be set :)
(woops... mentioned summer twice)
The concepts of growing green buildings has been tossed around, salad-wise, in science fiction since the 50s and probably before that.
This green hipster salesman Joachim imagery is suburban and these are just single family detached homes dressed as foliage, or even meat. The grafting concept as structure is clever.
An alternative to this essentially suburban scheme is the collective megastructure solutions found in Glen Small's work, especially his Biomorphic Biosphere from the 70s. http://www.smallangstfilms.com/arch/images/photo_arch_1.4_pop2.jpg
I think Small's designs are way more interesting, better looking and more radical than this 'grrrreeeen' futurist.
Oh my god that meat wall section is awesome!This is actually a much more accessible interview with him, from Colbert.
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