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Protocells: The universal solvent

Protocells: The universal solvent

Spiller, Neil (2011) Protocells: The universal solvent. Architectural Design, 81 (2). pp. 60-67. ISSN 0003-8504 (Print), 1554-2769 (Online) (doi:

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Protocell architecture inverts the current economic and procurement processes of construction with their emphasis on cost, speed and quantifiable outcomes. Wet, semi-living and symbiotic with ecological systems and materials, protocell systems promise a pargadigm that is the very antithesis of existing practice and will require the employment of very different skills sets and approaches. To ease the intellectual transition from hard engineering to chemical solutions, Neil Spiller investigates the enduring notion of alchemy.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Article first published online: 17 MAR 2011. Issue published online: 17 MAR 2011. [2] Neil Spiller was guest co-editor, with Rachel Armstrong, of Architectural Design, Volume 81, Issue 2, March/April 2011 - Special Issue: Protocell Architecture. ISBN: 978-0-470-74828-2.
Uncontrolled Keywords: protocell architecture, design
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Architecture, Design & Construction
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