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Living Architecture part of major public exhibition at The Building Centre

The Living Architecture project will be holding an event at the Building Centre as part of their SuperMaterial exhibition.  The Living Architecture project attempts to insert bacteria into bricks and concrete to help generate heat, circulate air and repair cracks. It is funded through the EU Horizon 2020 programme.

SuperMaterial is a major public exhibition by The Built Environment Trust celebrating the essential, and often hidden, elements of our surroundings and runs until 27 April 2017.  Living Architecture, led by Professor Rachel Armstrong, will be asking 'Can micro-organisms help to build our cities and power them too?' at an event on 7 March at 6.30pm.

Rachel Armstrong is Professor of Experimental Architecture in the School and a member of the Architecture Research Collaborative.

published on: 6 February 2017