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David Benjamin

Founder, The Living in Brooklyn

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Prototyping Architecture

BY DAVID BENJAMIN
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

David Benjamin shares one of his first projects, which consisted of movable glass that opened and closed based on carbon dioxide levels in the environment. Now, David believes in inspiring architects, makers, and innovators to not only design and create things, but to design and create ideas and stories of a better future. 

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Standing at the Crossroads of Biology, Computation, and Design

BY DAVID BENJAMIN
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

David Benjamin is Principal at The Living, a design firm that brings architecture and design to life — literally. David 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.

 This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 29th, 2017.

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Brooklyn @ New Museum
Apr 09, 2016

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PAST VOL 4

Brooklyn @ Kinfolk 94
May 18, 2015

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PAST VOL 14

New York @ Duggal Greenhouse | Brooklyn Navy Yard
Oct 03, 2013