esteostudio - synthetic osteogenesis
Hybridization in biological approach integrates and generates new species that hardly to be categorized in Darwinism. Breakthrough in synthetic DNA in laboratory of Synthetic Genomics that leads by Craig Venter has created opportunity for future generation to basically create new species out of scratch. It means we are coming to an end of Darwinian Age and we are no longer limited to what "God" has "created" (if there is God).
Esteostudio (Skeletal Structural Design Laboratory) takes skeleton and bone structure design in an architectural context. By taking human and other organisms as precedent studies, skeletons and bones are being treated as structural material in both architectural and biological designs to create new possibilities. Biomimicry approach is being treated as a basic for understanding what is the best that nature has to offer. There is no clear boundary between future human and object, nature and artificial, organic and non-organic when comes to designing. With advancement in genetic, nano-technology, synthetic biology, semi-living materials and plasmatic design, designers and architects could take skeletal design as the principle to define the forms and functions of semi-living products. By breaking down the biomimicking process allows us to understand limitations in this material. However, the limitation also meant to be challenged. What nature has created is the harmony in design. Therefore both top-down and bottom-up design methodologies are being tested and executed along with the design process, while the nature rules is playing its part as the guidance for design constrains as well as ethical issues.