30 Apr '17, 3pm

Self-shaping shelters that could revolutionize emergency housing

, Lalvani, the cofounder of the Pratt Institute Center for Experimental Structures , is employing a “wildly interdisciplinary range of tools” which he hopes will help create a type of generative geometry in the future that would be able to assemble and repair, grow, and evolve all on its own. The designer is using concepts found in biology, mathematics, computer science and art to create systems where matter would start encoding information, a similar process to that of stem cells and genes in the human body. Lalvani explains that these biological systems are “the only place where software and hardware are the same thing.”

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