living architecture


MONDAY 1 OCT 2018, 6:30 PM, Salzgries 21, 1010 Vienna Mon Oncle, or why automation doesn‘t scare us [more]

Bristol Meeting [more]

Living Architecture was presented at the AgroSpace-MELiSSA workshop in Rome, [more]

The whole Living Architecture team gathered for two days [more]

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]


AgroSpace-MELiSSA workshop, Rome, 17 May 2018 [more]

The Living architecture: workshop report from the European Conference on Artificial Life, Lyon, France, 4 September 2017 [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 Venice, Italy 2.-3. May 2018 [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]

Objective >

Living Architecture (LIAR) is a next-generation, selectively-programmable bioreactor. It is envisioned as an integral component of human dwelling, capable of extracting valuable resources from sunlight, waste water and air and in turn, generating oxygen, proteins and biomass through the manipulation of their interactions.


Project Description >

Living Architecture (LIAR) is a modular bioreactor-wall, based on the operational principles of microbial fuel cell technology and synthetic ‘consortia’ of microbes.

Its operational principles are grounded in distributed sensing, decentralised autonomous information processing, high-degree of fault-tolerance and distributed actuation and reconfiguration.


Gallery >

Living Architecture (LIAR) Gallery. [more]

Set-up of Venetian, standard and newly modelled bricks, - Explora labs in Venice, Oct. 2016

News >

Living Architecture (LIAR) News. [more]