Living Architecture Project Summary

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No single technology can solve the environmental challenges we face today – however, Living Architecture offers a careful orchestration of complementing technologies for integration into the built-environment, capable of delivering us to a sustainable future; a future using renewable resources rather than fossil-fuel for generating energy, and therefore defining a high-quality urban living for all inhabitants. Living Architecture combines technologies at various scales; from the micro-scale, where microbial communities are engineered to perform desired tasks; to a systems-scale, where Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC), Photobioreactor (PBR) and Synthetic Microbial Consortia (SMC) technologies are integrated to maximize system outputs (electricity, clean water, usable biomass and phosphate); and also includes the macro-scale, which addresses a large range of building typologies and city infrastructures.