The Building Urban Intelligent Living Design Solution (BUILD) project, co-funded by the Erasmus Plus programme, launched last week its kick-off meeting at IAAC bringing together educational and industry partners.
On November 20th, the Building Urban Intelligent Living Design Solution (BUILD) project kick-off meeting took place at IAAC. BUILD, lead by IAAC and co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, is targeted at developing a transdisciplinary educational programme bringing together educational institutions and companies in the field of biotech, intelligent design and business.
Advances in science and technology are creating new living and intelligent materials, processes and systems which are turning a growing number of buildings and other urban artefacts into metabolic, breathing organisms. These artefacts are not just efficient and ‘do less harm’, but are actually restorative and ‘give back’ to the environment. Living-intelligent architecture can generate energy, clean water, digest waste and purify the air. The convergence of biotechnology and information technology applied to landscape and urban design may respond to a growing number of social challenges.