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Construction in vivo - Microstructure research for building skins

Microstructure research for building skins seeks to develop a sustainable skin which offers construction without joints, as well as load-bearing, ventilation, thermal and noise insulation, and changing light penetration capacities.

Both high-tech and traditional building materials are involved in this interdisciplinary project combining design, materials science and engineering.

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“Next Generation” prizes for project visions
“A visionary and novel idea” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2008 for North America
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Cambridge, MA, USA
Neri Oxman
Main Author
Neri Oxman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
John Anastasios Hart
Further Author
John Anastasios Hart
University of Michigan , USA
"Next Generation" 1st prize 2008
North America
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