"We applied that algorithm [extracted from xylem cell exoskeletons] to design objects at a different scale."

From Standing at the Crossroads of Biology, Computation, and Design at Brooklyn Vol. 4David Benjamin, Principal at The Living, a design firm that brings architecture and design to life, expounds upon some of the amazing projects his firm uses to combine natural, biological intelligence and artificial intelligence to find new solutions to old problems. Whether it’s using living mussels and sensors to understand changes in water quality, or growing biodegradable bricks using the root-like structures of mushrooms and agricultural waste, and then building a structure using 10 thousand of these, the projects in action are a small window into our future.