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Barba

Life in the Fully Adaptable Environment

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How nanotechnology might drastically change cities and architecture

> New, body-based and fully adaptive architecture
> Read here the article on The Why Factory
> Watch here the video about the book

How could nanotechnology change buildings and cities in the future? Imagine a new substance, that could be steered and altered in real time. Imagine creating a nanomaterial that could change its shape, that could shrink and expand—that could do almost anything…We’ve named this material Barba. With Barba, we would be able to adapt our environment to every desire and every need.

The latest book in The Why Factory’s Future Cities series envisions how nanomaterial might drastically change cities and architecture in the future. This speculation on fully adaptable environments is illustrated in the best tradition of science fi ction. We follow an inhabitant for a day and see, how everyday routines change in these new, fl exible spaces. This story forms the point of departure for a series of interactive experiments, installations, and proposals towards the development of new, body-based and fully adaptive architectures.

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ISBN 978-94-6208-253-3 | 1. edition | October 2015 | available | Winy Maas, Ulf Hackauf, Adrien Ravon, Patrick Healy | design: Beng! | English | paperback | 15 x 21 cm | 400 pages | illustrated (300 full color) | in conjunction with: TU Delft, ETH Zrich, European Institute of Innovation and Technology

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