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  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (24 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470519584
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470519585
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 0.9 x 27.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 577,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Investigating the current groundswell of experiments and creativework that utilises design as a method to explore and manipulateactual biological material, Neoplasmatic Design presents the impactof emerging and progressive biological advances upon architecturaland design practice. The rapid development of innovative designapproaches in the realms of biology, microbiology, biotechnology,medicine and surgery has immense significance for architecture,being as important for their cultural and aesthetic impact as fortheir technical implications.

Featured architects include Peter Cook, Tobias Klein,Kol/Mac, Make, R&Sie(n), Neil Spiller and VenhoevenCS.

Longer contributions from medical practitioners,architects and artists: Rachel Armstrong, Marcos Cruz, AnthonyDunne, Nicola Haines, Steve Pike, Yukihiko Sugawara, and Oron Cattsand Ionat Zurr/SymbioticA.

Features international research projects undertaken atthe Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, the Royal College of Artin London, the University of Western Australia and the NagaokaInstitute of Design in Japan.

About the Author

Marcos Cruz is a lecturer and tutor of Unit 20 at the BartlettSchool of Architecture, UCL, and a visiting lecturer and tutor ofDS10 at the University of Westminster. He is also a co–director ofmarcosandmarjan, a London–based office that combines practice andteaching of architecture with experimental design research. Hegained his diploma from the ESAP Porto, and a masters and PhDdegree from the Bartlett. His research and office work has beenpublished and exhibited widely, including at the São PauloBiennial in 2003, the Venice Biennale in 2004 and the iCP 2005. In2000 he was part of the design team for the Kunsthaus Grazcompetition with Peter Cook and Colin Fournier (first prize). He isco–editor of the publication Unit 20 (University of Valencia/ACTAR,2002) and co–author of Interfaces/Intrafaces, a monographicdocumentation of the work of marcosandmarjan(iCP/SpringerWienNewYork, 2005).

Steve Pike spent a number of years as a designer before hestudied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, receiving amasters degree in 2003. He continues to pursue his research,founding arColony (, a forum for experimentalarchitecture. His work has been included in a number ofpublications and international exhibitions. He is currentlypractising with Acanthus LW Architects in London.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Albuquerque on 1 Feb. 2009
Format: Paperback
It is refreshing to have a sight of Design beyond the trend, especially when it reveals to be this meaningful towards the understanding of inhabitation, from and for the human body.
We have been sustaining and ruling design over a technological paradigm on parametrics and programming, when actually this issue of AD exposes a far deeper architectural/technological symbiosis, based on an interdisciplinary and shared range of knowledge.
It is impressive how fast it questions one's own understanding on architecture, while crossing through Pike's and Cruz researches...
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Greensword on 18 Dec. 2008
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I'm writing my dissertation on the neoplasmatic architecture and so this is a blessing! There is a variety of imagery supplied from architectural students, practitioners and artists alike. This is in fact an edition on stirring debate within architecture as to why architects cannot use the technological advances of bio technology to further their designs and developments. Ultimately forever changing culture and the modern city as we know it. Truly ground breaking stuff and a good read.
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This edition has cutting-edge architectural thought and design. Great insights on the concept of flesh in architecture from Marcos Cruz.
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