What is “Bioprotopia”? It is a vision of a world with buildings that grow, self-heal and create virtuous cycles where waste from one process feeds another. A vision where the spaces that we inhabit are attuned to both the human occupants and non-human microbial ecologies. This is the first book to ground the concept of biotechnology in the built environment in tangible, large-scale prototypes. With rich visuals, it presents materials and processes that bring to life the many possibilities of shaping the built environment with micro-organisms. In addition to considering scientific and technical challenges, the book also discusses the need for a shift in thinking and culture to realise this vision.
The book is entirely set in Aeonik. Based on the title “Living Organisms”, the designers developed a custom dot typeface for the visual identity of the book (Type-Living-Dots No.01), which is shown on the chapter lead pages. The font constantly changes and grows with the course of the pages.
Edited by Ruth Morrow, Ben Bridgens, and Louise Mackenzie.