living architecture


Our project LIAR @  was made possible thanks to #H2020 #InvestEUresearch [more]

Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2017 [more]

Consortium Partners are organizing the workshop Living architectures at the European Conference on Artificial Life ECAL. [more]

Prof. Ioannis Ieropoulos and Associate Prof. Martin Hanczyc from the LIAR team present at the Copenhagen Autumn School [more]

Selected talks, lectures and conferences “Living Architecture Workshop,” TTÜ Academy of Architecture and Urban Stud [more]

10/11/2016, Horizon 2020 “From smart homes to living buildings – the next step in human habitats” [more]

“I mattoni viventi”, 12 Dicembre 2016, Fabio Bozzato – Corriere Imprese   [more]

“Energia da un mattone con microbe e acque reflue”, 15 ottobre 2016, by Enrico Tantucci – La Nuova Venezi [more]

“Debutta a Venezia il mattone vivente che produce energia e tratta le acque”, 18 ottobre 2016 – Il Sole24O [more]

“Living brick, il mattone vivente che produce energia e pulisce le acque”, 21 ottobre 2016 – Venezia R [more]

“‘Living bricks’ use microbial fuel cells to power buildings”, October 24, 2016, by Nick Flahert [more]

08/01/2016, by Cat DiStasio, inhabitat online [more]

“‘Living buildings’ could use bacteria for heat, electricity and repairs”, online, 01 November 2016, by [more]

6. October 2016, INVITIATION “Living Brick” for Venice: A prototype, exhibition and vision by the Living Architectur [more]

Living Architecture (LIAR) is a modular bioreactor-wall, which is based on the operational principles of microbial fuel [more]

'Smart' bricks which can recycle wastewater and generate electricity are being created as part of a new project aiming t [more]


paper submitted to ECAL workshop by Molly Hogle, Barbara Imhof, Waltraut Hoheneder, ECAL European Conference on Artifici [more]

Synthetic biology platform presentations around the globe [more]

Davide De Lucrezia from Explora Biotech presented DOULIX, a tool that was enhanced through the EU-H2020 Living Architect [more]

Cellular Non-linear Network model of a Microbial Fuel Cell. Each node of the network takes a vector of states which repr [more]

Armstrong, R. Soft Living Architecture: An alternative view of bio-informed design practice. London: Bloomsbury. (Forthc [more]

Ferracina S, “Designing Living Bricks: The Architectural Drawing as Conversational Platform”, in Yaneva, A, ed. Arde [more]

Armstrong, R. “Visions of bio architecture”, BE: The Journal of the Built Environment Trust, 1: 2017, pp 110-115. [more]

Armstrong R, Ferracina S, Caldwell G, Ieropoulos I, Rimbu G, Adamatzky A, Phillips N, De Lucrezia D, Imhof B, Hanczyc MM [more]

“Cellular non-linear network model of microbial fuel cell” Biosystems, Vol. 156–157, June–July 2017, pp. [more]

“A Dynamic Model of the Phosphate Response System with Synthetic Promoters in Escherichia coli”, Cansu Uluse [more]

“Fredkin and Toffoli Gates Implemented in Oregonator Model of Belousov–Zhabotinsky Medium”, International [more]

“Towards implementation of Cellular Automata in Microbial Fuel Cells”, Michail-Antisthenis Tsompanas(1), And [more]

“Living Architecture: A Modular and Programmable Synthetic Ecosystem for the Built Environment” British Phyc [more]

Vision, prototype, exhibition Venice Brochure for download here (40MB) [more]

flyer download here [more]

Project Kick-Off [more]

& Reference publications Armstrong R, Hanczyc MM. 2013. Bütschli Dynamic Droplet System. Artificial Life, 19(3-4): [more]


Project Progress Meeting in Vienna, Austria 19. Oct. 21.Oct. 2017 [more]

Living Architectures Workshop [more]

Preparation meeting for the REA Review meeting in Brussels, 21.-22. May 2017 [more]

Microbial Fuel Cell/Living brick Meeting [UWE, UNEW, LSG] at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK – Bris [more]

Synthetic Biology Workshop at the CSIC-CIB, Madrid, October 24-25, 2016 [more]

Microbial Fuel Cell Bricks exhibited in Venice as part of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 [more]

Project Meeting, Exhibition, Symposium, Press conference 13.-15. October 2016, Venice, Italy [more]

Workshop Build your own Microbial Fuel Cell – Consortium Members met at the University of the West of England, Bristol [more]

Living Architecture Reference Publications >

& Reference publications Armstrong R, Hanczyc MM. 2013. Bütschli Dynamic Droplet System. Artificial Life, 19(3-4): 331-346. Caschera F, Bedau MA, Buchanan A, Cawse J, de Lucrezia D, Gazzola G, Hanczyc MM, Packard N. 2011. Coping With Complexity: Machine Learning Optimization of Cell-Free Protein Synthesis. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 108 (9) 2218–2228. Gajda I, Stinchcombe A, Greenman … Continue reading “Living Architecture Reference Publications”