ABOUT THE GUEST–EDITORS (Neil Spiller and Rachel Armstrong).
Visual highlights of the issue.
It′s a Brand New Morning (Neil Spiller and Rachel Armstrong).
Structure and the Synthesis of Life (Martin Hanczyc).
Defining New Architectural Design Principles with ′Living′ Inorganic Materials (Leroy Cronin).
Cronin pioneers a fundamentally new approach to materials, scaling up from the nanoscale.
Dream a Little Dream (Mark Morris).
An Architectural Chemistry (Omar Khan).
Protocells: The Universal Solvent (Neil Spiller).
How Protocells Can Make ′Stuff′ Much More Interesting (Rachel Armstrong).
Soil and Protoplasm: The Hylozoic Ground project (Philip Beesley and Rachel Armstrong).
Authorship at Risk: The Role of the Architect (Dan Slavinsky).
Proto–Design: Architecture′s Primordial Soup and the Quest for Units of Synthetic Life (Neri Oxman).
Oxman explores how material properties are a potent intermediary for the built environment.
Back to the Future (Paul Preissner).
Line Array: Protocells as Dynamic Structure IwamotoScott Architecture (Lisa Iwamoto)
AVATAR and the Politics of Protocell Architecture (Nic Clear).
Bettering Biology? (Bill Watts).
Rachel Armstrong is a medical doctor, author, AVATAR Researcher and Teaching Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture.